By Robert Tachie Menson, GNA
Oct. 8, GNA - Mr Collins Woode, the Founder of Care for Aged Foundation,
resident in Denmark, has presented assorted medical equipment valued at 42,000 Euros (Gh¢2.5 million) to the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital to enhance
include five boxes of eyeglasses, 29 remote controlled hospital beds, 42 mattresses, six toilet
chairs, 25 wheelchairs, 24 bath benches, 12 walking frame, nine tall chairs, 12
computers, and 21 crutches.
include two printers, one refrigerator, one examination couch, two IV poles,
six bags of hospital clothes, one ultrasound scanner and one rehabilitation
Mr Woode said
the gesture formed part of an initiative to export Danish healthcare system to
elderly people in Ghana.
sent similar equipment to Swedru and the Pentecost Hospitals. We have 10 old
age villages caring for over 3000 old persons in Accra. There are volunteers
from Denmark who fly in every month to offer training to recruits to enable
them to cater for the elderly persons," he said.
that he had plans to establish a unit at the Presbyterian Midwifery Nurses
Training School to train students to provide healthcare services to the aged.
He said the
Foundation was working with the Government and wooing investors to build
infrastructure to support the initiative.
Appiah, the General Manager of the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital, thanked Mr
Woode for the symbolic gesture in supporting the Hospital to provide efficient,
reliable and effective healthcare to the people.
He said he had
had previous conversations with Mr Woode through Dr. Yao Yeboah, the Governing
Council Chairman of Ghana Health Service (GHS), where they explored
possibilities of assisting the Hospital.
Philanthropist, he said, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the
Government to set up Old Age Villages in Ghana and had promised to procure an
ambulance for the Hospital, stock the Library, and establish a place for
demonstration for women.
Dr John Ekow
Otoo, the Deputy Bono Regional Director of Health, commended Mr Woode for his
philanthropic efforts and said the items would enhance quality healthcare
health personnel to give customers an 'experience worth remembering' to achieve
Dr Yao Yeboah,
on his part, asked for the training of staff to ensure strict compliance to the
maintenance of the equipment to prolong their lifespan.
He appealed to
Ghanaians to exercise regularly to promote good health and avoid contracting
non-communicable diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart
Boseah Gyinantwi, the West Brong Presbytery Chairman, said it was part of a
holistic ministry of the Presbyterian Church to provide the physical and
spiritual needs of the people.
He urged the
Hospital staff to remain committed to their calling and work hard to the
service of God and country.
Yaw Boabasa, the Gyaasehene of Dormaa Traditional Area, expressed appreciation
to the Presbyterian Church for the immense contribution towards the development
of Dormaa, particularly in the educational and health sectors.