The Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Mr. Francis Asenso-Boakye on Saturday May 23 donated an ambulance and other health equipment to Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi.
The other items included hospital beds, infra red thermometer, metallic sterilizer, and other personal protective equipment (PPEs).
He indicated that the deplorable nature of the hospital and due to lack of an ambulance for the facility informed his decision to make the donation to assist the hospital to deal effectively with emergency cases in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Thomas Agyarko-Poku thanked the Deputy Chief of Staff for this generous intervention. He revealed that this is the sixth time Mr. Asenso-Boakye has come to the aid of the Hospital. “Anytime they call upon him to assist us, he always honour their request,” Mr Agyarko said.
He indicated that the ambulance has come at the time the hospital is in dire need of a means of transport to carry their patients considering the coronavirus pandemic. He also assured him that the ambulance will be put to effective use to improve the health service delivery within Bantama and its environs.
The Mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey Antwi speaking at the event thanked the Deputy Chief of Staff for the kind gesture, and reminded the people that they all have to be development agents. In view of this, he urged the people to follow his good example to bring development to their communities.
He also recounted the various development interventions being undertaken by the Deputy Chief of Staff within the Bantama constituency. These include donation of hospital equipment to KATH and Suntreso hospitals; distribution of computers and other educational materials to the various schools in the constituency; the construction of first ever basic school for Ohwim-Hwidiem community; construction of a modern astroturf pitch for the people of Bantama among other development projects.