The Ghana Armed Forces on Wednesday commended officers and staff of the 37 Military Hospital for exhibiting high sense of military dedication and commitment during the recent nationwide strike action by doctors in civilian health establishment.
“The year had been a challenging one especially during the recent strike action by public hospital doctors but our officers and men diligently over worked to save lives throughout the period,” Brigadier General Paul Kpornyoh, Commander of 37 Military Hospital stated at the annual West African Soldiers Social Activities (WASSA) in Accra.
The Commander used the occasion to enumerate other challenges the hospital went through, which included intermittent water shortages, inadequate drugs and medical consumables, frequent breakdown of essential equipment, surge in patient load and delay in migrating to the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Brig Gen. Kpornyoh said President John Evans Atta Mills inaugurated some completed projects by the Government to ease some of the challenges and led to general improvement.
The projects included, water reservoir, main theatre suite, central sterilisation and supplies department, oxygen plant and ultra-modern mortuary.
Brig. Gen. Martin Ahiaglo, General Officer Commanding the Southern Command praised the officers and men of the hospital for their endless efforts to save lives, while maintaining cordial relationship with patients.
Nursing Officer Leticia Antwi was adjudged the overall best worker for 2011, followed by Principal Nursing Officer Christian Yiakple and Superintendent Enrolled Nurse Stella Akulatse, the third runner-up. GNA