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Health News Mon, 16 Aug 2010

MP assists hospital with Common Fund

Dormaa-Ahenkro (B/A) Aug. 16 GNA - Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Member of Parliament for Dormaa-West, has committed GHC 20,000 out of his MP's Common fund to development projects under construction at the Presbyterian Hospital in Dormaa Ahenkro.

Disclosing this to the GNA in an interview at Dormaa-Ahenkro, Mr. Fred Effah-Yeboah, general manager of the hospital said the MP had borne the cost of floor and wall tiles to rehabilitate an abandoned Isolation Ward to serve as an additional maternity ward.

Mr. Effah-Yeboah said the maternity ward, when completed, would also serve as a one-stop practical centre for students of the proposed Presbyterian midwifery training school to be sited at Dormaa-Ahenkro.

He said management and board of governors of the hospital had placed the MP's contribution on record as "an outstanding unilateral assistance in the history of the health facility".

The general manager noted the MP's gesture was not only unique but also had made him a leader worth remembering and entreated other stakeholders to contribute to enable the hospital provide quality health-care.

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Mr. Agyemang-Manu told GNA that he chose the hospital project for sponsorship to drive home the need for individuals and agencies to promote health-care delivery as a nation's productivity was contingent on a healthy population.

He announced that he was also using part of the MP's fund to provide remedial tuition for Senior High School (SHS) leavers in the municipality desirous of bettering their grade.

Part of the money would also be used to pay Health Insurance premium for the aged.

Source: GNA