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The People and Chiefs of Nkwakubew, a community in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, together with Peckskill Presbyterian Church in New York, on Sunday presented health delivery items to the Anum Salvation Army Clinic to boost health delivery in the community.
The donation include both drugs and non consumerable items like Haemotology Analyzer Machine, Microscope, surgical and disposable gloves, hoemoglobin strips (Hb), gauze roll and bandage, cotton wool and ringers lactate, among others.
The non consumerble items include Dextrose 5%, dextrose normal saline, normal saline, syringe with needles 2mls, 5mls and 10mls, and azar.
Others are Tab amoxiclove 625mg, tab cefuroxime 250mg and 500gm, susp. Amoxiclove 228.5mg, artemether injection, clindamycin 300mg, azithromycin 500mg and 250mg, tab erythromycin 250mg, cap flucloxacillin 250mg, artesunate injection 30mg, 60mg and 120mg.
Presenting the items to the administrator of the Clinic, Nana Kwame Gyau VI, who double as the Gyasehene of Anum Traditional Area at the forecourt of the Clinic cautioned the staff of the Clinic endeavor to put the items to good use.
The Chief who claims to have made presentations to the clinic regularly for the past ten years lamented his frustrations after requesting for better of acknowledgement.
“Mr. Chairman, acknowledgement is very important to the clinic, I pressed for a letter of acknowledgement to show to my friends that I have done what they charged me to do, but did not received it” he lamented.
He further accused the facility of not keeping proper records.
Mr. Chairman, permit me once again to put on record that for over ten years I have been donating various Health delivery items to this clinic on the quiet and to my dismay there are no records to show”.
Nana Kwame Gyau VI explained that this attitude of the management of the facility has pushed him off from adopting new strategies of donating to the clinic.
“This time I want the general public to know and be witnesses to it that we outside there thinks well of them. For sustainable development thrives on the shoulders of strong and healthy citizenry. We cannot feed the whole people of Anum, but at least we can help the Government of Ghana to provide you with some of your basic health needs,” he said.
On her part the Administrator of the Anum Salvation Army Clinic, Major Margret Amponsah, after receiving the items on behalf of the clinic expressed appreciation to the family of the Chief and the Peckskill Presbyterian Church in New York for their gesture. She promised to make good use of it.
She also promised to address the issues of concern raised by the chief.
“Nana Kwame Gyau VI, we at the Anum Salvation Army Clinic are very sorry for those frustrations you have gone through over the years, we have taken your advice in good fate and promise to address them at the appropriate time,” she assured.
She called on other well meaning citizens of Anum to come to their aid as they are in need of so many things to meet to meet their vision of becoming either a polyclinic or hospital by year 2024.
“Critical among our needs is a medical doctor, medical technicians, lab technicians, medical aids for male, female and children’s ward as well as surgical wards for male, female and children’s.
Source: William Dei-Gyau ||