By Benjamin Akoto, GNA
Koforidua (E/R), Oct. 2, GNA – Mr Richard
Owiredu Wadie, a civil and road constructor, has donated various items and paid
the hospital bills for five patients at the Koforidua Regional Hospital’s
The hospital bills paid for the five totalled
GH¢5,700.00 in addition to the donation cost over GH¢10,000.00.
Presenting the items, Mr Wadie, who was
celebrating his 38th birthday, expressed his gratitude to women and nurses who
through their efforts have made it possible for the human race to be sustained.
He said it is his intention to adopt the
maternity ward to ensure that more support would be given to women who come to
He urged the midwives and nurses to continue
discharging their duties diligently to support pregnant women right from their
antenatal to delivery.
Dr Cardinal Newton, the Deputy Director of the
Koforidua Regional Hospital, commended the young contractor for the kind
gesture extended to the women at the maternity ward.
He said the bills paid has brought a great
relief not only to the patients who are stranded, but also to the hospital as
well, because the hospital loses almost GH¢130,000.00 annually due to the
inability of patients to pay their bills after their treatment.
He said the hospital was doing its best to
ensure that patients get the best of service and treatment and called on
benevolent organisations and individuals to support the hospital to fulfil its
Ms Mary Kumah, a beneficiary of Mr Wadie’s
gesture, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said she was discharged
after seven weeks on admission but was still at the hospital because of her inability
to pay her bill of GH¢1,500.00.
She therefore thanked Mr Wadie for coming to
The contractor also presented assorted items
and cash of GH¢2,000.00 to Ms Kathlyn Ababio of Pat Maternity Home, the midwife
who assisted her mother during her delivery period 38 years ago.