Accra, Aug. 22, GNA
– The Lordina Foundation has, in collaboration with the Obuobia Foundation,
presented medical equipment and supplies and an ambulance to the Ga Municipal
Hospital at Weija in Accra.
The presentation was
to mark the 39th birthday of Ms Oboubia Darko-Opoku, the National Democratic
Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Weija-Gbawe Constituency.
equipment, a support from Medshare USA, included beds and mattresses, emergency trolleys, stethoscopes,
ventilators, oxygen concentrators, resuscitators, blood storage fridge, blood
glucose monitor, wheel chairs, catheter, irrigation set and endoscopic clip
At a birthday durbar
at the hospital premises, Ms Darko-Opoku said her passion for humanity had
always been the driving force for her support towards healthcare in her
constituency in particular and in the whole country.
She said through the
Obuobia Foundation, she had provided persons with disability in the Weija-Gbawe
Constituency with wheel chairs and white canes to improve their lot and also
donated a 15000-litre water tank to the Municipal Hospital to help store water
and cease the acute water problem at the hospital while a more permanent
solution was sought.
Ms Darko-Opoku said
she had lobbied for a CHPS Compound project which had commenced within the
Tetegu Community and expected to be completed in November this year to help
support healthcare delivery to the people.
“My greatest wish
and desire will be to see this constituency and its constituents having the
best healthcare, especially women and children,” she said.
She pledged that on
her 40th birthday, she would complete the maternity ward expansion project of
the Municipal Hospital to meet the demands of the fast growing population.
said: “It is my prayer that the ambulance and the other equipment and
accessories will help save lives of our people and improve health care in our
Davies-Teye, the Municipal Health Director, said there were about 583, 250
people living within the municipality and that presented enormous health
challenges but the Municipal Assembly and the Government had been up to the
task and had contributed greatly towards the healthcare needs of the people.
He commended the Obuobia
and Lordina Foundations for coming to help the hospital, saying, the medical
supplies and the ambulance would go a long way to improve healthcare.
Daanyinaase, Acting Weija Chief and Gaasetse of Weija, who chaired the durbar,
appealed to all to ensure that Ghana holds a peaceful election.