A Ghanaian Chartered Accountant based in Toronto, Canada, Mr Ohene Amoako, has presented an ambulance worth US$30,000.00 to the 152-bed Saint Mary’s Hospital at Drobo in the Jaman South Municipality in the Bono Region.
The ambulance will be used to convey patients who have been referred to other health facilities free of charge but the hospital has arranged that the patients will be charged GHC2.00 to be put in a pool to cater for the operational cost of the ambulance.
Presenting the vehicle to the hospital, a brother of the donor, Mr Gabriel Kyeremeh, explained that even though Mr Amoako considered a lot of options, it was finally agreed that the ambulance could help prevent avoidable deaths caused by the non-availability of an ambulance to convey referred patients to bigger health facilities.
According to Mr Kyeremeh, the donation to the hospital, which serves as the Jaman South District Hospital, was meant to pay back what was invested in Mr Amoako, who was born and spent his formative years in the area.
He appealed to citizens of the municipality residing in cities across the country and outside Ghana to combine their resources to assist the various communities in the provision of social amenities such as potable water, hospital equipment and school buildings to help improve the living standards of the people.
For his part, the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Enoch Dagoe, bemoaned the lack of adequate equipment in all the departments of the hospital and called on the citizens to emulate the donor’s gesture by coming to the aid of the hospital in order to save the lives of their own family members.
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