President honours 916 frontline health workers in Kumasi Metropolis

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has, on behalf of the Ghanaian populace, honoured 916 frontline health workers in the Kumasi Metropolis for distinguished services in their line of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The turn of Dr. Joe Bonney of KATH

Each of the awardees, drawn from the Suntreso Government Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Central Prisons, Ghana Ambulance Service, Metropolitan Health Services, Kumasi Children’s Hospital, and the Managua Hospital received a certificate of honour.

Seven hundred and twelve health workers from KATH, including Dr. Joseph Bonney (Emergency Medicine), were also honoured.

Dr. Mrs. Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu, Metropolitan Director of Ghana Health Services, was among the 11 health workers honoured at the Kumasi Metro Health Services.

Forty nine workers of the Manhyia Hospital were selected for the honour.

Others were Suntreso Government Hospital (39), Central Prisons (8), Ghana Ambulance Service (8), and Kumasi Children’s Hospital (37).

The honours were in recognition of their assistance as frontline health services in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Samuel Pyne, Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), who presented the certificates duly signed by the President, noted that the President deemed it necessary to honour the awardees for their selfless roles during the pandemic.

Mr. Pyne applauded them for their commitment even at the peril of their lives.

Dr. Joseph Bonney of the Emergency Medicine Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the President profusely for the honour.

He noted that the recognition would spur them on to work harder than before in the service of the nation.


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