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E JUABEN: Ejisu hospital to get Ear Nose & throat centre
The Ejisu Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region is supporting the Ejisu Government hospital with the construction of a an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) centre, Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Afrifa Yamoah Ponko has revealed.
He said the project had already taken off to enhance the hospital as well as improve on facilities there.
Mr Afrifa Yamoah Ponko made the revelation during the inauguration of a Ghs 240,676 worth maternity block constructed for the hospital including the provision of beds and other medical equipment for the Labour ward, lying in ward, Doctors’ and Nurses’ resting room and Antenatal Clinic by the MTN Foundation.
Corporate Services Executive for MTN Ghana, Mrs Cynthia Lumor, said at the inaugural ceremony that the Foundation was committed to the provision of the necessary infrastructure for quality maternal health care which was critical to the realisation of the Millenium Development Goals (MDG’s) 4 and 5 by 2015.
This she said was because maternal and infant mortality impacts families, communities and has far-reaching effects across the socio-economic strata adding that the Foundation would therefore continue to invest heavily towards the achievement of the MDGs.
Mrs Lumor mentioned some other health projects completed by the Foundation in the Region as the construction of Health Post at Kotokuom in the Atwima Mponua District, Krobo near Mampong and Fomena in the Adansi North District.
Dr Eric Boachie- Agyemang, Deputy Ashanti Regional Director of Health in-charge of Clinical Care, commended the Foundation for its support to improve healthcare delivery in the Region.
He appealed to the management of the hospital to put the necessary structures in place to ensure the growth and development of the hospital.
Dr Fredrick Osei Owusu, Medical Superintendent at the hospital for his part appealed to the government, churches and philanthropists to come to the aid of the hospital by providing accommodation for the staff of the hospital as most of them travelled from Kumasi and other places to work.
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