MP donates to 3 hospitals
By Alfred Adams
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ellembelle Constituency who is also the Deputy Minister for Energy, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has reiterated the government’s commitment to improving healthcare in the country.
According to him, the nation could only accelerate in development when the health needs of the citizenry are met.
He made this declaration during the donation of medical and surgical equipment, which included theatre lamps and theatre tables among others, to three hospitals in the Ellembelle, Evalue Gwira, and Jomoro constituencies.
Mr. Buah pointed out that the donation was made possible through networking with an International Relief and Development Agency (IRDA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), based in the United States of America.
He revealed that the items which worth about US$350,000 was to boost health delivery in the Nzema area and therefore acknowledged the contribution of Mr. Ali, a native of Kamgbunli in the Ellembelle District who works with the IRDA for his role in getting the equipment for the hospitals.
The three hospitals, St. Martins Depores Hospital in Eikwe in the Ellembelle District, Axim Government Hospital in the Nzema East Municipality, and Half Assini Government Hospital in the Jomoro District, benefitted from the donation.
Presenting the items at St. Martins Depores Hospital in Eikwe, the Minister pledged the government’s support to ensuring effective healthcare delivery, and therefore, prevailed upon the health workers to work assiduously towards the realisation of a healthy nation.
He also announced that funds were ready for the construction of the 1No. Doctor’s Bungalow to enable doctors stay and help improve health delivery in the District.
He mentioned that the Assembly recognised the devotion of the hospital, especially, in the absence of a District Hospital, and reiterated the commitment to providing for the hospital.
Rev. Sr. Comfort Buadi, who is the Assistant Matron at the Hospital, thanked the MP and the government for the gesture, and pledged the staff’s commitment to work on improving health delivery.
She also appealed to the MP and the Assembly to consider constructing a nurses’ flat to house staff and student nurses who would be posted to the hospital.
The District Chief Executive, Daniel K. Eshun, assured the staff that immediately the site was cleared, the project would begin, since all necessary documentation had been completed.
He indicated that the Assembly had earmarked GH¢850,000 from the District Development Fund (DDF) for the project, and explained that since funds were ready, the project would be ready before the end of the year.
Mr. Eshun mentioned that the Assembly appreciated the contributions of the hospital to the District, and therefore, pledged to consider the hospital for the construction of a nurses’ hostel when the Assembly receives any interventions.
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