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24.10.2008 Health

General Electric Gives To Health Service

By Times Reporter -

EMPLOYEES of the General Electric Company of the United States have  presented assorted items worth 50,000 dollars to the Ghana Health  Service in Accra.

The items include 10,000 reading, mathematics and science books, 300 baby care kits, 1,000 pamphlets on preventive health, 500 mattresses and beds, 10 desktop and five laptop computers and two DVD players.

Ms, Rosetta Hooker, Community Outreach Leader of General Electric who presented the items on behalf of the employees, said the donation was to help equip the Ghana Health Service so that the rate of maternal mortality in the country could be curbed.

She said maternal health was very important and that there was the need to ensure that proper measures were put in place to protect pregnant women for safe delivery.

Dr George Amofa, Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, who received the items, said health service delivery did not rest on the  government alone but anybody can contribute to the upkeep of the sector for effective delivery.

He expressed gratitude to the General Electric employees for their gesture and capacity building training given to the staff of GHS, and said the items would go a long way to mitigate some of the challenges confronting the service.