By J. K.
Winneba (C/R) Sept. 16, GNA – The Akwantufo
Welfare Club, a benevolent group in Winneba has donated Oxygen flow meters
valued over 1,500.00 Ghana Cedis to Effutu Municipality Government Hospital in
the Presentation at the premises of the facilities Mr. K. B. Annan Jnr. Patron
of the Club said, the donation forms part of the club’s social and charity
responsibilities of giving back to society.
He expressed the hope that, the equipment’s
will be used to help enhance quality health care delivery in the facility.
Justice Godsent Nkum President of the club said, the objectives for the
formation of the club and why it was named Akwantufo meaning (travellers),
human beings are travellers on earth and that the group deemed it necessary to
come together, to help themselves and also periodically bring on board some of
their limited resources together to support facilities such as the hospitals
and schools to supplement Government’s efforts.
He said since the club was formed five years
ago they have supported the Hospital and a private hospital (Baptist Hospital)
in Effutu Municipality with a numbers of medical consumables which included
Commode Wheel Chairs, painted the government hospital children’s ward and
donated Television sets among others.
Dr. Richard Sammy Anongura Medical
Superintendent in charge of the hospital who received the equipment’s on behalf
of the management of the facility, thanked the club for their continues
support to the hospital.
He said the meters had come at the time when the
facility needed reserves of such machines and assured them that they will make
good use of them.
Later in an interview with the Ghana News
Agency Dr. Anongura said the hospital has numerous challenges but the notable
one among them is the facelift of the aged hospital infrastructure built in
as results of it situation the hospital channelled most of their Internal
Generated Funds to renovate periodically instead of using it on drugs and other
equipment for service delivery.
According to him the National Health Insurance
Scheme own the facility thousands of Ghana Cedis and noted that but for the
good relationship the hospital has with their suppliers they would discontinue
to supplying them with drugs and other consumables.
He appealed to the authorities of NHIS to pay
them to enable also pay their suppliers.