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Project CURE donates to New Abirem Government Hospital

Project CUREProject CURE , a US based non-governmental organisation(NGO) in collaboration with Newmont Akyem Gold Mining Project, has donated medical supplies and equipment worth 4,000 dollars to New Abirem Government Hospital.

The donation also went to other satellite health centres in the Brim North District.

The items include a theater table, anesthesia machine, ECG diagnostic machine, operation room light and Autoscore.

Others are Battler operators suction machine, secure set surgical instrument kit, operating room table and other surgical and medical consumables.

The General Manager of Newmont Akyem Project, Mr Kevin Moxhom said, the NGO procured the items and Newmont paid for the shipment and other transport cost.

He said the NGO had previously donated medical supplies to New Abirem Government Hospital, Holy Family Mission Hospital at Nkwakwa and satellite clinics at Afosu and Ntronang to enhance the health delivery system in the area.

The General Manager noted that, Newmont is constructing a GH? 396,000 surgical theater for the New Abirem Government Hospital and said in 2011, the company constructed the male, female and maternity wards, nurses and doctors bungalows and mechanised the water system and provided standby generator for the hospital.

He said, Newmont Akyem Project have spent 1.7 million dollars to support health care delivery as part of its social responsibility to the area to help improve the health needs of the people.

The President of Project CURE, Mr Goug Jackson said the NGO had distributed medical supply and equipment to 17,000 needy people in 130 developing countries throughout the world.

The Eastern Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, Dr Mrs Charity Sarpong in an address read on her behalf, said most health facilities in the region, have received new medical equipment under the emergency obstetric and neonatal care equipment programme.

She urged the health staff of the hospital to educate people on causes of cholera and the Ebola disease.

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