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05.05.2009 General News

Ghana Post donates stamps Head of Cardio

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Accra, May 5, GNA - Ghana Post Company Limited on Tuesday donated a sample of stamps to Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Cardiothoracic Surgeon and the Management of the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

The donation was to celebrate the role of the hospital as an institution that has provided medical

care to majority of Ghanaians and patients from abroad and trained competent doctors, nurses, dentist, laboratory technicians, and radiologists, among other health professionals at the medical school.

The stamps consisted of three major designs depicting the bi- plane Anglography machine at the Cardiothoracic Centre, the Administrative Block and Professor Frimpong-Boateng, the first black person to perform heart transplant and also established the National Cardiothoracic Centre as part of his contributions to health care development in the country.

Mr. Nicolas N.Y Dery, the Deputy Managing Director (Operations) of the Ghana Post said as part of a global network of Postal administrations, Ghana Post performed by prescribed rules and policies its mandate of issuing and printing postage stamps.

“We, among other things, issue stamps to celebrate human achievements, commemorate events of significance and highlight pertinent themes of the world”, he said.

Mr. Dery said it was on this account that the company collaborated with the Ghana @ 50 Planning Committee to issue stamps to cover areas like education, sports and cultural landmarks, including health care delivery.

He said the release of the stamps delayed therefore they had to convert the commemorative stamps into regular postage stamps by deleting the anniversary logos on the original designs.

The stamps have educational, scientific and social values he said and urged Ghanaians to be motivated by the outstanding achievement of the hospital by contributing to its infrastructural development.

Professor Frimpong-Boateng expressed his gratitude to the Ghana Post for recognising his immense contribution to the development of health care delivery in the country by presenting the stamps to the hospital and himself.


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