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Health News Mon, 7 Jun 2010

Second Lady donates medical equipment to Brong Ahafo health centres

Nkoranza, June 7, GNA - Mrs. Lordina Mahama, wife of Ghana's Vice President, at the weekend appealed to health personnel to show love to patients who attend the hospitals for treatment. The Second Lady made the appeal when she presented quantities of assorted health equipment worth several hundreds of Ghana Cedis to three health care centres at Jema, Busunya and Nkoranza in the Nkoranza district of the Brong Ahafo Region.

The beneficiary health institutions received beds, mattresses, crutches, plastic chairs, toilet chairs, theatre equipment, blankets, pillows and walking racks, among others. Mrs. Mahama noted that the sick person only needed love and care to be healed, even without medication in some cases, and urged the health workers to ensure that quality health care services were provided to the public. She stated that there were a number of projects going on in the health sector aimed at enhancing the delivery of quality health care to the citizenry.

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She called on NGOs and capable individuals to get involved in assisting government to achieve the objective of providing quality health care, since government alone could not afford it. The Second Lady entreated the public to adapt to good eating habits to prevent them from getting sick or coming under attack by life-threatening diseases. She called on health officials to take very good care of the donated equipment to ensure longevity and for the benefit of future generations. The Reverend Sister Theresa Afia Bartholomew, an administrator at Saint Theresa Hospital in Nkoranza, thanked the Second Lady for the concern shown to the beneficiary communities and gave the assurance that the equipment would be taken good care of. "We assure the Second Lady that the items will be put to good use, and that in spite of all the challenges, we the staff will continue to try our best in providing good services." Earlier, Mrs Mahama and her entourage paid a courtesy call on Okatakyie Agyeman Kudom IV, Paramount Chief of the Nkoranza Traditional Area and his elders at the palace.

Source: GNA