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23.05.2007 General News

Newmont gives ¢3bn worth of equipment to hospital

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Newmont Ghana Gold Limited has presented hospital equipment valued at three billion cedis to communities within the catchments area of the Ahafo project.

The equipment included syringes, admission kits, ventilator tubing and supplies, centrifuge, irrigation setups and blood pressure cuffs.

The beneficiary communities were Kenyasi, Gyedu, Tanoso, Yamfo and Acherensua health centers.

Presenting the items at Kenyasi, Mr. Dave Ingle, General Manager in-charge of Environment and Social Responsibility, said the company had always maintained a proactive attitude towards identifying challenges of its partner communities and assisting in overcoming those that the company believed were important.

He said the presentation followed the company's sponsored health infrastructure assessment by the University of Colorado in 2005.

Mr. Ingle said the company had also distributed 20,000 treated mosquito nets in the communities to help curb the spread of malaria.

Receiving the equipment on behalf of the beneficiary communities Dr. Deborah Cubagee, Director of the Regional Health Systems Coordination of the office of the Director General of Ghana Health Service, thanked NGGL.

Source: GNA

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