The Aiyinase Health Centre, in the Elembele district of the Western region, is to be upgraded to a Polyclinic status and resourced to deliver quality health care to all in the area. This was disclosed when the First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, on behalf of the Lordina Foundation, visited the area and donated medical supplies and equipment to the Elembele District Health Directorate for onward distribution to health facilities in the district.
It is the first official visit to the Elembele District of the Western region she has embarked on. With a passion to help promote good health for all, the First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, through the Lordina Foundation, is on a mission to promote women and children’s health, is also out to resource health facilities in the country with medical equipment that would help promote quality healthcare delivery.
At Aiyinase in the Elembele district of the Western region, Mrs. Mahama presented cartons of assorted hospital supplies and equipment to the Elembele District Health Directorate for the benefit of the Aiyinase Health Centre, as well as other health facilities in the District.
The Elembele District Health Director, Madam Elizabeth Conney, the MP of the area, Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Buah, the District Chief Executive, Mr. Daniel Eshun, other executives and the chiefs and people in the area were appreciative to Mrs. Mahama for always plaging the role of a mother who knows the needs of her children and going out of her way to meet these needs.
The First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama said the Lordina Foundation believes that good health is important in increasing labour and productivity for the growth of the economy, hence the Foundation’s resolve to work and promote health, especially that of women and children.
Mrs. Mahama arrived to a rousing welcome at the Dixcove Hospital, in the Lower Dixcove of West Ahanta District of the Western region.
The hospital was built by the then Chief, Nana Heman, in 1972 and handed over to the Ghana Health Service in 1985. On average about 100 patients patronize the Out Patient Department, while some 150 or more pass through on Tuesdays when various clinics are run for specialized cases such as diabetes and anti-natal, among others. The authorities of the hospital deemed the donation of the medical equipment by the Lordina foundation as a great relief.
The Omahene of Lower Dixcove, Nana Akwesi Agyeman IX (the ninth) and the MP for the area commended Mrs. Mahama for choosing Ahanta West district out of 23 districts in the western region as beneficiaries of her good deeds. Nana Agyeman asked Mrs. Mahama to remind the President and urge him so that together they can grace the occasion of their Kundum festival, come 23rd August 2014, an invitation already extended to the President.
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