Health workers at the Adeiso Health Centre demand improved infrastructure to improve healthcare delivery, particularly for children.
According to nurses at the facility, children are sharing wards with adult patients, who spoke to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
A situation they bemoaned puts the children’s lives in danger.
The nurses who spoke with Rainbow Radio’s Prince Collins Bening expressed concern that the children could contract new infections from the adults.
As a result, they want authorities to step in right away.
“We don’t have any special wards for children. We have separate wards for men and women, so we place boys in the male wards and girls in the female wards. We only have two beds for the children. This is not the best medical practice. But we don’t have any other choice. Children are susceptible to picking up other infections from adults.”
“In the short term, we would advocate for constructing a temporary structure as a children’s ward. We cannot understate the importance of the children’s ward. Children frequent the facility and sometimes outnumber adult patients.”