The medical equipment include suction machines, general surgery packs and supplies, surgical instruments and dental supplies estimated at GH₵1.3 million.

AGAThe donation was done in partnership with Project Cure, a health delivery Non Governmental Organisation in the USA whose main aim is to bring about improvement in healthcare delivery in developing countries.

Mr Eric Asubonteng, the Managing Director of AGA, Obuasi Mine, said the gesture was a demonstration of AngloGold’s commitment to supporting the development of Obuasi and its surrounding communities.

He said: “The company has, over the years, supported the hospital in various ways including the provision of doctors bungalows, generators and the construction of some wards. We intend to continue to support the people of Obuasi as long as it is within our means to do so.”

Mr Asubonteng said the management of AGA was considering support for other health facilities in and around Obuasi.

He expressed optimism that the medical equipment would significantly benefit the hospital as they were specifically selected based on the recommendations of the team which was tasked to assess the needs of the hospital prior to the selection process.

“It is the expectation of both the Management of AGA and Project Cure that these items will be put to the utmost judicious use and also that a very coherent maintenance regime is adopted as far as the equipment are concerned,” he said.

He reiterated AGA’s commitment to its social interventions, including the Malaria Control program, the AGA Community Trust Fund, and the provision of water in some stakeholder communities.

Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, Mr John Alexander Ackon, the Ashanti Regional Minister, assured AGA and its partners that the quipment would be put to maximum use to improve on the lives of the people.

Dignitaries at the function included Mr Richard Ofori Agyemang, the Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, Dr Amankwaa, the Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service, Sheik Gibril, the Head of the Muslim Community, and the Krontihene of Kwapia.

Source: GNA/News Ghana


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