3 August 2018. A ceremony was held to end a three-week medical exercise between the 37 Military Hospital and a team from the United States (US) Medical Readiness Training Exercise-4 (MEDRETE-4) on Friday, 3 August 2018 at the 37 Military Hospital.
The exercise which was aimed at fostering medical cooperation between both countries saw the MEDRETE-4 team with the staff of the 37 Military Hospital conducting eighteen (18) surgeries, treated seven (7) Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGY) cases, undertook two (2) Basic Live Support (BLS) training sections as well as lectured on Team Strategies Tools and Enhanced Performance and Patient Safety (Team STEPPS).
The Commander, Kumasi Military Hospital who doubled as the Acting Director Medical Services (DGMS) for the occasion, Brigadier General Christopher Kwesi Agbeka applauded the MEDRETE team for their tremendous efforts in sharpening the medical skills of the staff of the 37 Military Hospital. He believed the exercise had improved upon the surgical capabilities and trauma recovery skills of the staff of the 37 Military and prepared them for challenging situations such as Disaster Relief Response (DRR).
The Deputy Commanding General of the 3rd Medical Deployment Support Command (MDSC) United States, Brigadier General Jonathan Woodson was grateful for the warm reception from the authorities of the 37 Military hospital and workers. He further underscored the cooperation would strengthen the medical services of both countries, therefore the need to encourage more exchange programs among them.
The MEDRETE team donated 500 surgery equipment to the hospital. The items were received by the Commander 37 Military Hospital, Brigadier General Michael Akwesi Yeboah-Agyapong.
Present at the ceremony were CO, 37 Military Hospital, Colonel Nii Adjah Obodia, Matrons of the 37 and Kumasi Hospital, Officers In Charge (OICs), Nursing Officers In Charge (NOIC), Senior Officers, Men, Women and Civilian Employees of the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Service.