NGO wants gov’t to fix Cape Coast Metro Hospital defects

A travel and tours company based in Cape Coast, Torch Light Tours is making a passionate appeal to government to help fix the infrastructural defects at the Cape Coast Metro Hospital.

Built in 1938, the facility which is one of the Covid-19 centres in the Central Region needs major rehabilitation works due damage caused medical equipment and the infrastructure by the sea breeze.

Broken glasses, corrosion and rusting and the general wear and tear at the hospital cause many discomforts for patients and other clients of the hospital.

Donating a television set, food items, consumables and an undisclosed amount of money to the hospital, CEO of the Torch Light Tours, Michael Kojo Orleans asked for governmental support to help the hospital deal with the infrastructural problems.

“The structures are fast deteriorating and need fixing by government. This hospital plays a huge role in the lives of residents and other people from adjoining Districts. It should be a priority for government to make this place a hospital that befits the people of Cape Coast,” he said.

He continued, “this hospital has given a lot to the people of the Central Region and beyond for decades and it’s about time we gave the hospital our support.”

Michael Kojo Orleans intimated that they know government has done a lot but government’s intervention in the state of the Cape Coast Metro Hospital now will be a huge relief, not only for the staff, but also the residents of Cape Coast.

“Government has done a lot and us also as citizens ought to do something to complement the efforts of government. The television, we believe, will help deal with the boredom some of the patients go through while the others will support the hospital,” he averred.

The Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Derek Acheampong Bonsu, thanked the organization for supporting the hospital. 

He explained the TV set has come at an opportune time to help patients battling with the coronavirus reduce complications related to boredom.

“The TV set couldn’t have come at any time other than this time. It will help kill boredom some of the patients go through and also help for our health educational purposes,” he ended.

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