The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama has donated some assorted medical supplies to the South Tongu District Hospital at Sogakope in the Volta region.
Mrs Mahama stated that her foundation, the Lordina Foundation would continue to support needy institutions such as health facilities in the country.
She said the local economy would not grow if the people were not healthy and that was why she found it necessary to present the medical supplies for the benefit of the local people.
The First Lady advised the people to observe good health practices in order to remain healthy all the time. “Keep your surroundings clean and thoroughly wash your hands before you eat to avoid getting sick,” she stressed.
She charged the authorities of the hospital to take good care of the items for the benefit of the people.
Receiving the items, the Regional Director of Health Services, Joseph Teye Nuertey, expressed his gratitude to the First Lady and appealed to the government to establish a trauma and accident centre at the hospital to reduce pressure on 37 Military and Korle-bu Teaching hospitals.
According to him the facility was located on the main Accra- Aflao road and quiet far from other health facilities where accident and trauma cases were managed.
Member of Parliament for South Tongu Constituency, Kobina Woyome, said the items would place the hospital in better place well prepared to handle cases such as Ebola and cholera.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), for the area, Samuel Eworyi, appealed to the authorities to post doctors and other health personnel to the hospital since the facility needed more doctors.
The First Lady was accompanied by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare and the Volta Regional Minister, Ellen Ntosu.
Source: ISD (Richard Ameyedowo)