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Health News Thu, 29 Aug 2019

Newmont builds $350,000 children’s ward for Kenyasi hospital

Multinational mining company, Newmont Goldcorp, has cut sod for the commencement of the construction of a Children’s Ward and four-unit two-storey doctors’ residence for the planned Kenyasi District Hospital in the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo Region.

Also, in the Akyem area in the Eastern region, the mining firm is providing infrastructural and medical support to the New Abirem Hospital to enhance quality healthcare in the area

Francois Hardy, the Regional Senior Vice President, Africa Operations, said these in a statement Thursday August 29, 2019.

“We have cut sod for the construction of a Children’s Ward and four-unit two-storey doctors’ residence for the planned Kenyasi District Hospital in the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo Region.

“The projects estimated at $350,000 will ensure that our operational communities remain safe and healthy. Additionally, our partnership with US based non-governmental organization – Project CURE ensures the continuous donation of medical supplies and equipment worth about $470,000 to the Hospital.

“In Akyem, we continue to provide infrastructural and medical support to the New Abirem Hospital to enhance quality healthcare in the area,” his statement said.

He added : “As part of Newmont Goldcorp’s global strategy to help improve quality healthcare in our areas of operation, we recently partnered with Bridge of Life, a global non-profit health organization to provide free medical screening for over 1,500 people in our Ahafo host communities.

“The 10-member medical team also provided education on healthy lifestyles that can help the community members prevent diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and kidney related diseases.”

Source: laudbusiness.com