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Regional News Wed, 19 Dec 2012

Rotary Club rehabilitates toilet facilities at Maamobi Hospital

Ring Road Central of Rotary on Tuesday commissioned a rehabilitated GH¢35,000 hygiene facility for the Maamobi General Hospital in Accra.

It included the refurbishment of existing outpatient department toilet facilities for both men and women.

Phyllis Nyahe, President, Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central, noted that the facility was to celebrate the life of Sophia Twum-Barima, a past President of the club who died in December 2010 for her selfless services to the Club.

“Past President Sophia Twum-Barima is gone but not forgotten because she lived an exemplary life and was committed to the Rotary ideal of placing service above self. “Sophia was passionate about health issues and RRC is pleased to be able to launch this year’s medical outreach programme in her memory”.

The Deputy Medical Director of the Maamobi Hospital, Dr. Roland Akufo, thanked RCC for the immense contribution to the hospital.

The Club in partnership with the Rotary Club of Nykobeng, Denmark, also undertook a medical outreach programme for the inhabitants of Maamobi and its environs at the premises of the Maamobi General hospital.

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The medical outreach estimated at GH¢5,000 was funded through fundraising activities. The medical outreach was also in memory of Ms Twum-Barima.

The doctors and nurses screened for high blood pressure, blood sugar level, breast lumps/cancers, HIV and malaria.

The beneficiaries were given free health review and free drugs for the treatment of malaria.

Ms Arko said the medical outreach was an essential component of RRC’s annual work programme and an indication of the club’s firm commitment to serve communities and pledged the club's commitment to assist the hospital to be able to work effectively.

She thanked the Rotary Club of Nykobeng, Denmark for their partnership.

Source: GNA
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