The Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikwei Central Constituency of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Greater Accra Region, Patrick Yaw Boamah has donated Medical Equipment worth thousands of Ghana cedis to nine medical facilities within the constituency over the weekend.
The equipment included delivery beds, standard beds, critical beds, bedside lockers, over bed, and children’s cot among others.
The beneficiary medical centres were Fadama Community Clinic, Ankam Medicare, Modern Care Clinic, Prince of Peace Hospital, Emmanuel Clinic, Apenkwa CHIP Compound, Golden Age Medical Centre, Hobats Clinic and Achimota Hospital.
Presenting the equipment, Mr Boamah entreated the beneficiary institutions to take proper care of the items for the benefit of posterity.
“The Okaikwei Central Constituency is surrounded by several medical institutions both public and private and it is worth providing these facilities with modern and sophisticated medical equipments to enable them manage possible referrals at any point in time”, the MP stated.
The gesture, according to Mr Boamah, is part of his health initiative to help both private and public health institutions in the area.
He also mentioned the provision of free medical screening and registration of National Health Insurance for his constituents as well as renewal of membership for existing card holders as some of the health programmes he has undertaken.
Receiving the equipments on behalf of the beneficiary health institutions, Dr. Nana Ama Agyabeng, acting Municipal Health Director for Okaikwei North Municipality was full of praise for the MP for extending his benevolence to the health sector.
She assured the MP of the commitment of the beneficiary institutions to handle the equipments with utmost care in order to ensure their life span are prolonged.
On the issue of maintenance, Dr. Agyabeng disclosed that each medical institution has its own maintenance plan.
She promised to ensure that there is proper maintenance culture to help mitigate against damages leading to unplanned expenditure.