Ghana’s heath sector has been under public attack and scrutiny in recent times after a 70-year old, Prince Anthony Opoku Acheampong, died in his car after he was refused admission by seven (7) public health institutions including Ridge and Lekma.
Several people have come out to express their dissatisfaction and bad experiences as far as health service delivery in the country is concerned – but as the saying goes, there’s always some light at the end of the tunnel.
Just like the famous story of compassionate and kind-hearted 1820 born nurse, Florence Nightingale, whose medical attention during the Crimean War, improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds — comes Ghanaian midwife, Miss Delali Amede, whose humane professional work, has received huge laudation in recent times.
Her story has flooded social media platform Facebook – and we feel the need to share her story with our readers. Her former client who goes by the name, Akosua Agyei-Boahene, wrote of her:
“I know this nurse (Delali Amede). She was assigned to me when I was in labour. 14 hours of hell and she stayed with me, made sure I was okay and checked on me even after my caesarean.
Taught my husband which body parts to massage. I remember when another nurse asked me to stop screaming she said, “this woman has suffered allow her to scream”. I never went for antenatal classes, the day I went for that class was the day before I delivered.
She didn’t blast me but took her time to take me through all I had missed for 9months. Same nurse who checked out my son’s circumcision sore that was getting infected because I was too scared to treat it well.
Still no blastings just education. It’s these and many more that lead me to conclude that she’s an awesome nurse. She deserves some accolades lol”
We at Presspeep.com say a big kudos to Miss Delali Amede and other nurses or health workers of her kind to continue doing their dead-level best. There’s always an imaginary eye keeping watch on what we do.