Member of Parliament (MP) for South Tongu, Hon. Kobena Mensah Woyome is getting ready to commission the Dabala health center laboratory in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.
As part of efforts to ensure that the lab is ready for use in February, the MP donated several items to furnish the lab space.
These items were handed over at a ceremony on Tuesday, 12th January 2021, at the reception of the Dabala health center.
The items include 5 pieces of waiting steel chairs, a piece of air condition and accessories, 3 pieces of examination couch bed, 1 HP laptop, 2 swivel chairs, a printer and accessories, a desktop computer, 3 pieces of tables and chairs set, 200 pieces of face masks, 100 packets of examination gloves, 10 pieces of thermometer guns, 1 refrigerator, centrifuge, Electronic balance, hand sanitizers, and a microscope.
Madam Mavis Agumeh, South Tongu District health director received the items on behalf of the health facility. She promised the MP that the items will be put to good use. She also thanked him for his support.
“Thank you Honorable. On behalf of the district health directorate, the in-charge of Dabala health center, all staffs working here, we are very grateful… We are very happy for your donation, and we promise that these items will put to good use to improve service delivery in the district.”
Present at the handing over ceremony was the South Tongu District health director, Assemblymember for Dabala Hon. Stephen Aho, a Physician Assistant at the facility Mr. Bright Deku, some constituency executives, and staff of the health center.
About the lab
The laboratory is a community-initiated project completed by Hon. Kobena Mensah Woyome.
During the South Tongu Constituency debate in November 2020, Hon. Kobena Mensah Woyome promised to upgrade all CHPS compounds in the district to health centers.
He said he will provide them with laboratories and maternity facilities.
This, according to him, is to reduce traffic on the Sogakope District Hospital and the Richard Novati Catholic Hospital.