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09.09.2005 Health

Credit Unions present sanitary equipment to Apam Hospital

GNA

Apam (CR), Sept. 9, GNA - The Gomoa District Teachers and the Apam Workers Credit Unions, have donated sanitary equipment worth about 2.5 million cedis to the Apam Catholic Hospital. The donations formed part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee of Credit Unions in Ghana.

The items included wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, Wellington boots and brushes.

Mrs Mavis Anyanful, Chairperson of the Gomoa District Teachers Credit Union who made the donation on behalf of the two Unions, said the gesture was to promote good sanitation in the Hospital. She commended the doctors and nurses for the good work they were dong to promote health in the area.

Dr Charles Ntiamoah Takyi, Medical Officer in-charge of the Hospital, appealed to teachers, health workers and journalists to intensify education on good sanitation.

Dr Takyi said a major problem facing the nation was how to dispose of filth, which was the cause of most diseases.

He said when the people were made to appreciate good personal and environmental sanitation it would go a long way in reducing the huge medical expenditure on the Health Insurance Schemes in the districts. Dr Takyi appealed to politicians not to make the people to believe that the National Health Insurance Scheme was the panacea to their health problems.

The Medical Officer appealed to the poor to embrace the Scheme and to pay their premium.

He appealed to the premium collectors to consider the plight of the poor and to make special arrangements for the collection of their contributions to relieve them of their financial burden. 09 Sept 05

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