Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA
Accra, Aug. 13, GNA
– The Ghana Navy as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations has handed-over
to the Accra Psychiatric hospital a renovated facility at the cost of GH¢50,
The Service held a
ceremony on Tuesday to unveil the refurbished building and also donated some
items to the patients.
The renovation works
which took one month to complete involved works on the roof, ceiling, painting
and refurbishment of washrooms at the ward.
Commodore Issah A.
Yakubu, Chief Staff Officer, who made the presentation on behalf of the Service
said, it was their way of giving back to the society, adding that, the renovation was to give a comfortable environment to the patients who were
already in hardship.
He said it was not
the first time the Service was undertaking such humanitarian activity, adding
that, they had done many of them at different vulnerable places in the country
especially during Christmas seasons.
“This is a special
one, because it is done in line with our 60th anniversary celebration and this
is the first time we are coming to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. We want this
to be a relationship between us and the facility here and we would continue to
support the hospital in whatever little way that we can,” he said.
Dr Ama Boadu,
Director at the Ridge Hospital said the hospital was grateful to the Naval Headquarters
for the gesture and appealed to the public to come to its aid.
She said the hospital had 21 wards but most of them were not in good conditions, especially
the washrooms. She said the renovated wards will help in good healthcare
delivery to patients, and promised that the Hospital would take good care of
the facility to maintain its current state.
Other activities to
mark the year-long 60 years existence of the Navy include; humanitarian
activity by the Western Naval Command and the Eastern Naval Command, Family
Day, NAVTRAC Medical Outreach, Boat Regatta, Memorial Day, Drill Display,
Ceremonial Parade and a Thanksgiving Service.