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07.03.2009 Social News

Minister visits accident victims at Winneba Hospital


The Central Regional Minister, Madam Ama Benyiwa Doe, on Thursday visited some accident victims on admission at the Winneba Government Hospital and wished them speedy recovery.

The Regional Minister, accompanied by Mr Michael Essando, the Central Regional Chief Director of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and the Effutu NDC constituency chairman Mr Kojo Bondze expressed regret at the number of road accidents in recent times.

The Regional minister and his entourage were conducted round the wards by Dr Prosper Kwame Aniwa, Medical Superintendent of the hospital.

Three people are on admission and are responding well to treatment. They are e made up of two of the Gomoa Potsin and one from Gomoa Okyereko accidents.

Four people died 18 were injured when a metro mass bus they were travelling on from Accra to Agona Swedru ran into a tipper truck at Gomoa Potsin on February 19.

Eleven people died, 10 on the spot and one later in hospital, when a Ford bus they were travelling on from Takoradi to Accra rammed into a stationary articulator truck on March 02.

The minister expressed regret that a lot of people were losing their lives through road accidents and urged the media to educate drivers on responsible driving.

Madam Benyiwa Doe commended staff of the hospital for attending painstakingly to accident victims despite limited resources.

The minister on behalf of the RCC presented 1,000 Ghana cedis to the hospital for the upkeep of the victims.