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18.05.2004 Regional News

Bantama Keep Fit Club gives to KATH

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Kumasi, May 18, GNA - The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) spends about 100 million cedis every quarter on needy patients who unable to settle their medical bills, according to Mrs Margaret Boafo Atiemo, Director of Nursing Services at the hospital.

She said this when receiving a cash donation of 500,000 cedis from members of the Bantama Keep Fit Club in support of heart patients at the hospital in Kumasi on Tuesday.

She said the endowment fund, which was launched by the hospital recently, would not only help to improve facilities and health delivery at the hospital, but would also support needy patients calling at the hospital.

Mrs Atiemo said plans were far advanced to construct an ultra modern accident and emergency centre at the hospital to provide efficient and reliable emergency services to the public. She thanked members of the club for their generosity and said the hospital needed such patriotic people to assist it to provide quality health care to the public.

Mr Seth Oteng Gyamfi, Public relations officer of the club, who spoke to the GNA after the presentation, said the donation formed part of the activities marking the 10th anniversary of the club. He said the club would also donate assorted food items and toiletries valued at one million cedis and a cash of one million cedis to the Kumasi Children's Home. There will also be a donation of 500,000 cedis to the Otumfuo education fund.

The club had undertaken a clean-up exercise in the Bantama area and organised a football gala competition as part of the celebrations. Mr Gyamfi appealed to the youth in the area to join the club and use their leisure time profitably.