These photos from the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi-Takoradi will break your heart
– The photos shows inadequate and dilapidated facilities, worn-out beddings and incubators among many others
The Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekond-Tarkoradi in the Western region is currently in a very deplorable state, hindering proper health delivery.
The facility lacks adequate wards to contain patients – a situation which means many people who visit have no choice than to sleep on the floor.
There is also a lack of health equipment needed for the smooth-running of the Hospital, with the provision of water also being a huge problem.
Currently, the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital is supposed to be serving the people of the Western region, but its deplorable state means that is not possible.
The buildings are unpainted, with hapless patients lying on the corridors as a result of the lack of infrastructure at the hospital.
This adds to the general deplorable nature of some of the major health facilities across the country.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is still without an MRI machine due to certain reasons.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has also faced its own challenges in recent years, as far as health delivery is concerned.
In 2016, a documentary by Joy News titled “Next to die” highlighted the predicaments of mothers and newborn babies at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti Region.
It brought to light the harrowing experience of mothers and newborn babies who lost their lives because of a lack of adequate facilities at the hospital. The situation was so bad that some mothers laid on the floor with their babies because the KATH lacked a proper mother and baby care unit.
The case of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital is currently no different, as patients battle for space and quality health delivery.