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Basic Needs Ghana donates to Mental Health Unit in Maamobi General Hospital

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Basic Needs Ghana, a mental health and development advocacy organization has donated a computer and it’s accessories worth Ghc 4,500 to the Mental Health Unit of the Maamobi General Hospital in the Ayawaso District of the Greater Accra Region.

The facilities donated include an HP Computer, a printer and a UPS to help the unit keep records and track their patients.

Project Officer of Basic Needs Ghana, Sunday Anaba, who made the donation on Wednesday said his outfit is ever ready to support the Mental Health Unit of the hospital because they share the same ideologies.

“The Mental Health Unit of the Maamobi General Hospital appealed to us for support of a computer and its accessories. As an organization which is very much interested in mental health and trying to promote mental health services in the country, we are very happy to associate ourselves with a community psychiatric unit like the Maamobi General Hospital,” he stated.

He said the facilities will help the hospital keep records of patients, track their information and enhance their report writing and also go a long way to improve mental health services delivery in the country,” he added.

Head of the Unit, Emmanuel Kofi Danso, who received the items on behalf of the Hospital thanked the Foundation for responding to their request.

He promised that the equipment will be taken good care of and also be used for its rightful purpose.

“I stand on behalf of my staff to say a very big thank you to Basic Needs, Masoc and UK aid for this kind gesture. We have been waiting for a moment like this” he said.

“We are going to use it purposefully like we wrote to them that, we will use it for data of our clients. That is the main purpose. It is also going to help the unit to improve on their research skills. As mental health nurses and community advocates, we need to do research to help us give right information to the public,” he added.

Basics Needs Ghana since its establishment has assisted many organizations especially in the deprived and rural areas in the country to transform the lives of people with mental illness or epilepsy by providing access to integrated mental health care and social and economic services.

Source: Priscilla Anum-Noi || ghananewsonline.com.gh


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