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11.04.2011 Regional News

German-based Union donates to KATH

By Ghanaian Chronicle
Mr. Hubert Agyemang (on phone) together with Nana Brewuo III,and staff of KATH inspecting some of the itemsMr. Hubert Agyemang (on phone) together with Nana Brewuo III,and staff of KATH inspecting some of the items
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THE MANAGEMENT of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi has taken delivery of assorted medical equipment, donated to it by a German-based Ghanaian community.

The items, valued at £90,000, were donated to the hospital by the Ashanti Union of Ghana e.V, based in Stuttgart, Germany, with support from the Evangelische Heimstiftung GmbH and staff of Haus auf der Waldau in Stuttgart.

The equipment include 70 pieces of electronic control hospital beds, 10 intravenous poles for infusion, 10 wheelchairs, 20 Rollators and 200 pieces of disposable washing towels for new born babies, with additional spare parts for the repairs and constant maintenance of the beds, which include six motors and eight hydraulic systems.

Presenting the items to the hospital, the General Secretary of the Union, Mr. Hubert Agyemang, said the donation was to help the hospital deliver quality healthcare to patients.

He said the union deemed it a privilege to assist the hospital, stressing that members of the union were very much aware of the enormous contribution of KATH towards quality healthcare delivery in the country.

Mr. Agyemang pledged the union's continued support, and appealed to the hospital management to use the items for the intended purposes.

The Chief Executive Officer of KATH, Prof. Ohene Adjei, expressed the hospital's appreciation to the Union, and said the donation had come at a time the hospital was undergoing massive expansion and rehabilitation, and was very welcome.

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