Second Lady, Mrs. Matilda Amissah -Arthur, has called on corporate entities and philanthropists to help solve health related issues bothering on maternal health care in the county.
Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur noted that partnering with government to raise the standard of the people is important to the socio-economic development of the country.
The Wife of the Vice President made these remarks when she commissioned the newly built Maternity Block for the Essikadu government Hospital financed by Tullow Ghana limited to help improve the maternal care in the area.
Mrs. Matilda Amissah -Arthur commended Tullow Ghana for such initiative and urged other organisations to emulate their example, especially putting up such an edifice to support maternal health care in the country.
She also commended the staff of the hospital for playing a major role in uplifting the health status of people in and around the Essikadu catchment area.
Mrs. Amissah-Arthur also donated quantity of medical equipment’s to the hospital. Some of the items were beds, mattresses, crutches, Zima frames, trolleys, theatre equipment wheel chairs, safety boxes, syringes, walking racks, among others.
The Second Lady making the donation appealed to health personnel to show compassion at all times when attending to patients. According to her this in many ways would contribute to the recovery process.
The Maternity block is a 40-bed capacity maternity block and it comes with a theatre, a laboratory, a pharmacy and an outpatient area.
The facility was in response to a request by the hospital administration to provide maternity block to serve the increasing number of pregnant women in the vicinity.
On his part Mr. Charles Darku, Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Limited at the inauguration of the block said access to quality healthcare delivery forms a core part of Tullow’s social investment programmes.
He said “Indeed, the choice of health as a key pillar is in recognition of the fact that good health is essential to sustainable economic growth.”
Mr Darku said the facility built in partnership with Project Cure; a US based non-governmental organisation is well equipped to make it fully functional.
He said Tullow is committed to ensure that its operations positively impact the oil and gas value chain and the wellbeing of the communities in which it operates.
Nana Kobina Nketsia, the Omanhene of Essikado, said, “let us, as a people, find ways of contributing to maintain the facility and this can be done if the Assembly charges some levy.
He was very grateful to Tullow for the facility, especially the efforts they have put in to support the maternity block.ghanaPoliticsOnline.Com
Dr Atsu Dodor, Deputy Western Regional Director of Clinical Care called for an ambulance for the hospital.