19.04.2006 General News

Apam citizens in UK donate medical supplies

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Members of the United Kingdom (UK) branch of the Apam Improvement Association have donated medical supplies and equipment worth about 120 million cedis to the Apam Catholic Mission Hospital.

Mr Kow Arthur, an executive member of the UK branch of the Association, who presented the items to the Hospital said the health of their relatives at home was their prime concern, hence their untiring efforts to mobilise resources to purchase materials to support the Hospital.

He commended the Accra branch of the Association for the prompt action taken to help clear the items from the Tema Port. Mr J E Sey, Chairman of the Accra branch appealed to other citizens both at home and abroad to contribute meaningfully to the development of the town.

Dr Ebenezer Amekah, Medical Officer in charge and Rev. Sister Mary Magdalene Attah Mensah, Matron, both of the Hospital, jointly received the items and expressed gratitude to the Association for the gesture. Dr Amekah called for collaboration between the people and the Catholic Church to improve facilities at the Hospital.

He expressed concern about the attitude of some people in the area who reported for treatment at the Hospital at the "eleventh hour" after wasting time at spiritual healing camps, and traditional healing centres.

Mrs Agnes Bondzie, a member of the Association appealed to people who wanted to make donations to the Hospital to contact the authorities to know their needs to avoid dumping unwanted items on the health facility.

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