Kofi Amankwa-Manu, a member of parliament for Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency and the deputy minister of defense, gave a package of medical supplies worth $60,000 to the Trabuom Health Center.
Through the MP’s initiative, the Latter Day Charities provided funding for the purchase of the medical equipment.
This is the member of parliament’s second social intervention project for the year.
In the Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency, the first phase began in the early part of this year with the transformation of some appalling schools into models. Needs assessments serve as the driving force behind the MP’s project to support the community.
The most recent neighborhood to receive assistance is Trabuom Health Center.
Modern medical equipment worth more than GH780,000 has been donated to the community, including a nebulizer, suction machine, chemistry analyzer, vaccine refrigerator, maternity beds, baby cribs, full blood count analyzers, delivery sets, urine centrifuges, etc.
According to experts, the Health Center is now better equipped to handle all necessary medical laboratory services, such as liver and kidney analysis, as a result of the addition of this equipment.
“The medical equipment will help us provide an enhanced medical care. The issue of the community members especially, pregnant women seeking maternal care outside Trabuom will be a thing of the past,” the District Medical Director, Comfort Suglo, said.
The Deputy Defence Minister and MP for Atwima Kwanwoma, Kofi Amankwa-Manu, said “the medical equipment like these demand a befitting environment, hence my office, prior to the donation of the equipment, also renovated the laboratory block to a befitting status”.
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“It is my desire that the management of the facility will take good care of these equipment to the benefit of the country.”
A spokesperson from the Latter Day Charities under the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Gabriel Kojo, added: “The MP applied to our organization for help. Our vision is to support the underprivileged.
We have been collaborating for a while. All of these things that you can see were made available once we also arrived to do an evaluation after the member of parliament contacted us for assistance.
There were representatives of the Latter-Day Charities, some Assembly Members, my Constituency Executives, the District Chief Executive, Prince Karikari, and his Coordinating Director, Presiding Member, Nananom, as well as a large number of supporters of the ruling party.