- The emergency generator of the Asesewa Hospital has broken down
- Hospital officials fear that lives may be lost when a power outage occurs
- They have since sent our letter to all stakeholders involved to help with the situation
YEN.com.gh has learnt that the backup generator that serves the Asesewa Government Hospital has been broken down for the past two weeks leaving officials of the health facility on the edge.
According to a report by StarrFMOnline.com, the situation has caused heightened anxiety amongst the officials.
They believe that, should a power outage from the national grid occur in the community, many of their life-saving activities would have to come to a halt posing dangerous ripple effects to patients.
Speaking to StarrFMOnline.com, Esther Dua Oyinka, the Upper Manya District Director of Ghana Health Service noted that that situation had been escalated to the various stakeholders
She expressed hope the problem will be given the needed attention immediately to prevent the loss of life and some essential medicines that requires refrigeration in case of an emergency.
"We’ve written letters to that effect, we’ve given copies to our Honourable MP that is the Deputy Eastern regional Minister, We’ve given copies to the DCE, We’ve sent copies to our officials at the Regional Level and I am sure the regional Minister will be in the known," she said.
Ghana has been experiencing erratic power supply over the past years, and even as power supply seems to have stabilized over the last months, the problem is a real eye-raiser for the officials.
This is because, with only two medical doctors on call, the Asesewa Government Hospital is the only government hospital in the district.
It currently serves an estimated 100,000 residents in the district making it very crucial to health care delivery.
A disrupt of power supply to the facility could result in unthinkable tragedy.
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