Lack of theatre lamps hindering service delivery: Since roughly two years ago, the theatre lighting at the Wa West district hospital have not been functional.
Hence, the only option left to doctors is to assist them in performing surgery on patients using cell phone flashlights.
The condition is preventing work at the Wechiau Theatre, according to the Medical Superintendent of the Wa West District Hospital.
Lack of theatre lamps hindering service delivery: The light acts as the second eye for both nurses and doctors while we are doing a surgery, which is badly damaging service, said Dr. Benjamin Ameyuori.
Dr. Benjamin Ameyuori informed Rafiq Salam, the Upper West Regional Reporter for JoyNews, that the move has had a significant influence on the institution’s healthcare delivery.
Doctors cry for help: Lack of theatre lamps hindering service delivery.
The doctor described a scenario in which his team had to improvise once again during surgery on a patient who had suffered a gastric perforation, a full-thickness injury to the stomach’s wall.
And in order to prevent the stomach contents from spilling into the entire cavity, the opening had to be sealed. And I had to use two [mobile phone] lights, one on each side, in order to see well and finish the surgery, he said, according to JoyNews.
Although the medical personnel claim to have shown their dedication to preserving lives, nothing can be done without assistance.
“We are requesting assistance from other agencies. We made sacrifices to come here and provide the finest service we can for the people since this is an underprivileged town, he continued.