In ways to ensure people and neighboring constituencies around Ketu North Municipal hospital has access to first class healthcare assistance, Gabriel Kwamigah Atokple has donated a large consignment of medical equipment and supplies to the facility.
Known in the political terrain as TANKO, he presented the equipment’s at a ceremony last Monday, November 22, 2021 at the constituency.
Chiefs present were Togbui Sokpor – Dufia of Weta Traditional Area who represented the Paramount Chief of the area Togbui Ashiakpor VI. Also present were Togbui Tettekpa II among other high dignitaries.
The items included three brand new air conditioners, one brand new haojue motorbike, one brand new refrigerator, microwave, boxes of surgical gloves, boxes of facial masks, street lights and an undisclosed amount of money.
Mr. Gabriel said the gesture was to improve the quality of healthcare delivery in the region, where health facilities had been grappling with challenges with equipment and other relevant supplies over the years.
He said the provision of quality health care is the collective responsibility of all and promised the donation would be frequent.
He urged the health directorate to ensure that the items were put to good use to ensure that they served the intended purposes.
“The intention of my little act of philanthropy is to assist in ameliorating the negative impacts of the seemingly diminishing government’s efforts in the redistribution of medical supplies regime, which is supposed to help cater largely for the teeming uninsured and impoverished citizens living within the catchment enclave of the hospital.
It is my candid belief and hope that this gesture will ultimately grant my people an uninterrupted round-the-clock and highly affordable access to a first class healthcare delivery system, which is undoubtedly a fundamental citizens’ right as well as a basic human necessity”.
He added, “I humbly would want to use this opportunity to once again extend a lot of thanks and appreciation to the former President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama and the MP, Hon. Dr. James Klutse Avedzi for their relentless efforts at ensuring that the good people of Ketu North have adequate access to a world class healthcare services through a state-of-the-art project that only a few districts were considered for.
“I also am sincerely grateful to the first and current management of the hospital for genuinely accepting to champion the Public Private Partnership (PPP) module which will certainly go a long way to help in oiling the mission, vision and the developmental agenda set for the facility.”
Joshua Aliawogbe, the administrator of the hospital and Dr. Wilson Edem Sarbah, medical superintendent who received the items expressed gratitude to Hon. Gabriel for “the big support”.
They expressed their sincere appreciation to him for choosing to chat a path that they said will forever impact the life of the people in and around the Ketu North Constituency.
His legacy they said is one of the most impactful decisions in his lifetime – a chance to ensure his values are carried into the future.
They pledged that the items would be put to very good use in order to provide the people quality healthcare services.