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15.02.2010 Education

Keta-Akatsi Catholic Diocese to establish nurses training college at Dzodze

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Keta-Akatsi Catholic Diocese to establish nurses training college at Dzodze

February 14, 2010
Sogakope, Feb 14, GNA-A Nurses Training College is to be established at Dzodze in the Ketu-North District by the Keta Akatsi Diocese of the Catholic Church.

Already a track of land had been acquired as other preparations are being made for the takeoff of the project.

Mrs. Faustina Amegahie-Aheto, Ketu-North District Director of the Ghana Health Service, was giving a solidarity message at the launch of celebrations to mark the 18th World Day of the Sick by the Diocese on Friday at the Comboni Hospital at Sogakope.

The Day, which is an important event on the catholic calendar is a reminder of the place of care of the sick and healing in evangelization.

It was under the theme: "Pastoral Care of Health as Part of the Churches role in Christ Saving Mission- Expectations of Stakeholders".

Mrs. Amegashi-Aheto commended the Catholic Church for its immense role and contribution in health care delivery, without which many rural communities would have been left out, and pledged her support towards the realization of the training college project.

The celebrations of the day for the sick, she said, represented a yearly reminder to health professionals to wake up and deliver excellent care for the sick.

Most Rev. Anthony K Adanuty, Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese, visited and prayed for sick at the Comboni Hospital as part of the Day.

Mr. Christian Akoto-Brown, Director of the Diocesan Health Service, commending workers of the diocese, urged Catholic Health facilities to ensure accurate submission of health insurance claims to the insurance secretariat.

Three health staff of the diocese received awards in the form of electrical gadgets for their hard work

Activities of the weeklong celebrations include community outreach programmes, quiz competitions for the youth and visits to the sick.

GNA

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