Bank of Africa hands over Children's Ward after refurbishment

The Children’s Ward refurbishment project initiative at the Upper East Regional Hospital has been completed and commissioned by Management of Bank of Africa together with the representations of the Regional Hospital and Regional Health Directorate.

The renovation works included, complete tiling of the floor of the Children’s Ward, replacement of nets, painting of interior and exterior of the Ward, painting of ceiling and provision of 50 new medical beds.

The Upper East Regional Hospital Medical Director, Dr. Atobra who described the initiative as a massive kind gesture, commended staff and management of the Bank of Africa on behalf of the Hospital management.

“The Ghana Health Service has a sole goal of giving quality health care to all Ghanaian and for every person living in Ghana. Our facilities have the responsibility of contributing to that goal by reducing ill health and promoting good healthy lifestyles among the users of this facility and the community.
We cherish this opportunity so much, to serve the community without whom we cannot exist. For this reason, we need the support and the cooperation of the community where we work, so that, we can function optimally. We are therefore grateful for the kind gesture by Bank of Africa.” Dr. Atobra said.

The Upper East Regional Director of Ghana Health Service Dr. Winfred Ofosu was equally happy with the gesture and pleaded with the Bank of Africa to continue supporting the hospital, while he called on other organizations also come in and support the Hospital to provided the Quality Health Care the public deserve.

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“We are very grateful, because we have always said that, children are the futures leaders and therefore, it’s what we do to them now, that will determine what they would be in future. We are always grateful that among the numerous organizations, Bank of Africa chose this place to support with their resources. This gesture will make the Children’s Ward conducive for children on admission and staff.”

Head of Marketing and Cooperate Communication at Bank of Africa, Robert Nii Ahele Nunoo said the initiative was identify base on a search in the region and upon some considerations Management and Staff found it important to focus their attention at the Upper East Regional Hospital.

“What this mean is that, the Bank together with its staff come together to support the community in which the Bank operates and this is a project that we undertake not as benevolence, but also a mark of responsibility to the society. We recognize that government alone cannot provide in all needs of the Hospital. So we came round and we identify the Children’s Ward as a place that needs urgent help and so we supported.
There were other projects that we saw, but we finally settled on the Upper East Regional Hospital.” He said

The Matron in charge of the Children’s Ward at the Regional Hospital, Justina Ayorobila said the initiative will make a lot of impact in the lives of children on admission.

“The donation will actually let the mothers know that, they have come to the best facility. Good atmosphere and facility will make the baby recover very fast and we the staff nurses will continue to keep the place neat, so that, there will be no infection on the children. This will help the children can get well and go home fast.“ She said.

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Source: | Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen | Ghana



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