By Christabel Addo,
Accra, June 26, GNA –
Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, on behalf of
the Rebecca Foundation on Wednesday, presented six ambulances to selected
health institutions across the country to facilitate healthcare delivery.
She explained that
the donations were part of the Rebecca Foundation’s continuous effort in
supporting various institutions whose mandate involved health delivery and
catering for the vulnerable in society.
Presenting the Keys
of the ambulances to the beneficiary institutions, Mrs Akufo-Addo, who is also
the Executive Director of the Rebecca Foundation, said the ability of
healthcare delivery personnel to respond timely to emergencies such as
accidents, complications during child birth and venomous bites among others,
was very essential in the pursuit of preventing avoidable deaths.
This, she said was
the notion that informed her Organization to make the ambulance donation, and
thanked the SVANI Ghana Limited, authorized dealers in Renault vehicles, for
their donation to the Rebecca Foundation to support its vision.
She said the
ambulances were fitted with the relevant medical equipment including
stretchers, maternity kits, cardiac monitors, oxygen, gloves, syringes and burn
facilities included the Osu Maternity Home, the Sakumono Community Hospital,
the Valley View University hospital and the Rebecca Akufo-Addo PICU at the
Korle-bu Teaching Hospital all in the Greater Accra Region.
The rest are the
West Gonja District Assembly Polyclinic in the Northern Region and the Okomfo
Anokye Mother and Baby Unit in the Ashanti Region.
Ms Tina Naa Ayele
Mensah, the Deputy Minister of Health, who received the donations on behalf of
the various government health institutions, thanked the First Lady for her kind
gesture and initiative, giving the assurance that the ambulances would be used
for their intended purposes for the benefit of all.
She further paid a
glowing tribute to Mrs Akufo-Addo and the Rebecca Foundation for the many kind
gestures they had extended to the health sector to augment existing provisions,
saying, the government was ever prepared to assist such bodies in their quest
to support the sector.
Nii Adjei Tawiah,
the Municipal Chief Executive of the Korley Klottey Municipal Assembly, on
behalf of the other recipients, thanked
the benefactors for the support, and said the arrival of the ambulances was
very timely as his Municipality, which was one of the newly created, was until
know, had no such facility.
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