- Some health workers in the Brong Ahafo region are compelled to use phone torchlights during deliveries
- This is because there is no standby generator to provide electricity in cases of power cuts
- They have therefore appealed to the authorities to assist them
Information available to YEN.com.gh suggests that nurses at the Akrodie Health Centre in the Asunafo North Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region are compelled to use phone torches during deliveries.
According to a report by 3news.com, there is no standby generator at the health centre to assist when there is a power cut.
The midwife-in-charge of the maternity ward at the centre, Victoria Pormaa Kyeremaa, revealed that the situation is affecting quality healthcare delivery at the facility.
“Our main problem here is our lighting system,” she said, indicating that “in case there is light off, you have to use your phone light for delivery, which is very bad and unacceptable in the profession.”
She went on to say that it is unprofessional to conduct deliveries in the dark, as there will be a limited chance of knowing what went wrong if there is a challenge.
In her opinion, there is an urgent need for a proper lighting system to enhance the probability of successes in deliveries.
She therefore appealed to the relevant authorities to provide assistance before things get out of hand.
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