Sunday 4th August, 2019
Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA
New Abirem (E/R), Aug. 4, GNA – The Newmont
Akyem Development Foundation (NAKDeF) has donated an ambulance to the New
Abirem Government Hospital to improve health care delivery at the hospital.
The ambulance is a Toyota land cruiser with
basic emergency kits such as oxygen inhaler, fire extinguisher, stretcher,
ventilator among others.
Handing over the keys of the ambulance to
the hospital, Professor Edward Ntifo- Siaw, the Moderator of the Social
Responsibility Forum (SRF), pointed out that Nananom through the SRF, submitted
a request to the foundation concerning the urgent need of an ambulance by the
New Abirem Government Hospital, hence, the donation.
He said the SRF had been created by NAKDeF
to serve as an intermediary between Newmont Goldcorp catchment communities and
the company in order to carry out development projects.
He said the SRF has been tasked by NAKDeF to
monitor the running of the ambulance as they would account for services
rendered by it at their quarterly meetings.
This is to ensure the proper maintenance of
the ambulance by the hospital to enable it last longer.
Professor Ntifo- Siaw assured that they
would continue to lobby with NAKDeF to provide support to the hospital and
other CHPs compounds in the area.
He was hopeful that the donation of the
ambulance would meet the health needs of the inhabitants of the area.
Dr Atta-Larbi Sakyi, the Medical
Superintendent who received the keys of the ambulance on behalf of the hospital
thanked Newmont Goldcorp for their support over the years and also thanked
NAkDef for the ambulance.
He said it was a timely support and promised
to ensure that the ambulance was always in good condition and used for the
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