The Qatar Charity has commissioned two new clinics in Tamale and the Savelugu municipality to enhance access to quality healthcare delivery in the northern region. In collaboration with the Member of Parliament for Tamale North constituency, Hon Alhassan Suhuyini, officials of the charity organization opened the two projects situated at the Anbariya Islamic school and Langa, a suburb of Savelugu.
The fully furnished facilities include an Out-patient Department (OPD), male and female wards, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Labor ward, Quarantine room and washrooms for both staff and patients.
The Qatar Charity officials in an interaction during the commissioning exercise told Journalists it was a simple gift to consolidate efforts in improving the health and wellbeing of the Muslim community in Ghana and the rest of the world.
“As Prophet Muhammed (SAWW) said, all Muslim communities are like a body, when one part is sick, the rest will suffer it. So, as part of our consolidation to the Muslim community and the world, this is just a simple gift from the people of Qatar to help our brothers and sisters in Ghana, so please accept it with great humility and we hope we can back again and do more.”
The Tamale North lawmaker in partnership with the charity organization also distributed assorted food items consisting of 25kg bag of rice, 5 litre cooking oil, 10kg of sugar, 1 carton of milk, 1 box of spaghetti among others to over three hundred underprivileged and vulnerable groups in his constituency.
Addressing the media, Alhaji Suhuyini said the food items were to support the needy to observe the month of Ramadan and the Eid-ul Fitr celebration at the end of the holy month.
He said the Qatar Charity have also helped him to put up several infrastructure projects to transform the health and education sectors in the constituency.
“…I am grateful to God for the level of confidence and trust that they have in me and the fact they know I always put my people first and since they’re also in the business of putting the people first and doing what will promote their welfare; I think that has strengthen our relationship and I believe there are more things yet to come” the lawmaker stressed.
In her remarks, the Savelugu Municipal Chief Executive, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu at the commissioning of the Langa clinic said for the second time in less than three years, the charity organization has constructed and furnished 2 CHPS compounds in Kpendua and Langa to improve access to quality of healthcare delivery in the municipality.
“I am particularly satisfied with the quality of work and delivery of standard equipment and accessories. This, in all sincerity does not only make the working environment very conducive but also motivates and boost the morale of staff to give in their best” she stated.
For his part, Sheikh Abdul Samie Issah, on behalf of the Anbariya Muslim Community commended the Qatar charity for the gesture, but added the school is still bedeviled with numerous challenges such as renumeration for teachers of the school and infrastructure for the tertiary level education.