From Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
The Chief of Akyem Hemang, Osabarima Mmirrikkissi Okasum Apori Atta, has presented medical equipment running into thousands of Ghana cedis to the Hawa Memorial Hospital, an Osiem-based private hospital, owned by the Savior Church.
The items, which included defibrillator and eye screening machines, are to complement the work of the facility, which provides health care delivery and services to residents in the Fanteakwa District and East Akyem Municipality.
Highlighting the source of the items, the Akyem Hemang Chief indicated that the items were donated to a clinic in his community by one Julio Batsita, Director in charge of Community Relations of Village Communities Development Centre, a United States of America (USA) based non-governmental organisation (NGO).
According to him, he considered the presentation to the Osiem-based private hospital very prudent, since his community clinic did not have the capacity to operate the equipment, hence, in order to bring the essence of the machines to the betterment of the people, he decided to present them onward to the hospital.
Receiving the items on behalf of the management of the hospital, the Founder of the church and the hospital, Pastor Abraham Asiedu, expressed his uttermost gratitude to the sense of belongingness and thoughtfulness demonstrated by the chiefs and people of Akyem Hamang.
On his part, the Administrator of the hospital, Mr. Samuel Asiedu Atta Snr., who also thanked the chief and his people for their kind gesture, disclosed that since the inception of the facility, the lack of equipment and necessary support from government and other organisations to provide quality health care delivery, has been the major challenge of the hospital. Thus, he called on the government to come to the aid of the hospital, since his management team was ready to provide first class healthcare delivery.