Winneba (C/R), Jan. 6, GNA-A five-member delegation from Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation (US), has donated $500.00 to Effutu Municipal Hospital to help purchase medical equipment for the Children’s ward.
Mr Dave Norris, Director of the Foundation and the leader of the delegation, made the presentation through Neenyi Ghartey VII, Paramount Chief of Effutu Traditional Area at a ceremony at the hospital.
According to Mr Norris, the donation was in response to an appeal by the Medical Superintendent in-Charge of the Children’s Ward when the Group visited Winneba in 2021.
Neenyi Ghartey, thanked the Foundation for heeding to the appeal of the hospital for support, adding that the gesture will improve the health needs of the citizenry.
He urged the foundation to continuously support the hospital with medical consumables and other items whenever the need arose.
Neenyi Ghartey for his part, later donated four gallons of liquid soap, hand sanitizers, diapers, towels, and nose masks to the children’s ward of the hospital and further expressed the hope that the relationship between Effutuman and Charlottesville will be further strengthened for more exchange programmes in the years ahead.
Dr Akwesi Bota, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital who received the items, thanked the Foundation for their continuous support and Benyi Ghartey for the gesture and called for more aid to help to save lives.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of the donation, the medical Superintendent enumerated the Hospital’s numerous challenges including its building, which was very old and fast deteriorating due to its closeness to the sea.
“Effutu is a coastal community and the sea breeze has contributed more to the deterioration of the buildings, he noted.
Earlier, Dr Bota took the delegation around the Wards of the hospital to acquaint themselves with the situation on the ground.
The delegation later visited the Management of the Specialist and Trauma Hospital and the Authorities of the University of Education, Winneba.
Source: Ghana News Agency