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General News Sun, 18 May 2003

Mills assists Cape Coast Regional Hospital

Cape Coast May 18, GNA - Professor John Atta Mills, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Friday donated food items to the maternity ward of the Cape Coast Regional Hospital.

The donation, which forms part of activities of his 10 days visit to the Central Region, included two bags of rice, sugar and two crates of eggs.

Prof Mills said the gesture was his widow's mite to the hospital and commended the workers there, for their good work considering the conditions under which they worked.

He said the efforts of the workers exemplified the ingenuity of the Ghanaian and urged them to discharge the duties assiduously.

Dr Martin Morna, Medical Administrator in charge of the hospital, who received the items, thanked Prof Mills for the donations and gave the assurance that they would be put to good use.

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The medical Administrator said the hospital had enough wards and the requisite equip but lacked enough accommodation for the staff, particularly the doctors.

Dr Morna said the hospital was not practicing the cash and carry system but was rather operating cost recovery, where patients were treated and discharged and later made to settle their medical bills.

Prof Mills would also meet with party functionaries in the area, students of University of Cape Coast and the Cape Coast polytechnic.

Source: GNA
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