An ultra-modern emergency unit and theatre built at a cost of GHC 900, 000.00 has been added to other departments at the Chiraa health centre.
The facility which was commissioned last Friday was solely financed by Obed Asante, a local entrepreneur and owner of Ghana Nuts Company Limited located in Techiman.
Speaking at the grand opening of the new unit which also houses the Out-Patients-Department (OPD), Barima Mintah Afari II, Paramount Chief of Chiraa commended the entrepreneur for investing into the project.
He noted the health of the citizenry is their wealth and urged government to continue to upgrade the status of the health Center to a district hospital level.
”We in CHIRAA are honoured to have Obed Asante supporting the health of our residents by sponsoring many projects in this health center including the provision of an ambulance and this new emergency unit and we know more of such support for this place will eventually lead to it becoming a district hospital” the Chief posited.
Dr Derrick Kumi Frimpong, Medical Superintendent at the Chiraa Health Center lauded the efforts of the sole financier of the emergency unit project.
He however asked that proper and adequate equipment be installed at various health centers and hospitals across the country to enable health practitioners and doctors perform their tasks seamlessly.
Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Sunyani West, Martin Obeng promised hospital authorities support from the Assembly.
He noted that government plans to retool and restock all health centers across the municipality to make them attend to cases that are brought there effectively.
Speaking at the function, Mr Obed Asante, sole financier of the project said having suffered to get treatment for a broken hand at an early age at Chiraa he decided to do all he can to support hospitals when he had the opportunity.
He stressed that the health of residents was the most important thing to him and that was why he was committed to help and resource health centers across the BONO region.
Revealing other things he has added to the building of the facility, Mr Asante said he has bought two monitors for doctors at the theatre, anaesthesia machines, stretchers, wheel chairs as well as other basic equipment to be used at the OPD.
” My commitment to this community and many others in this region is to ensure people have access to good health care at comfortable environments and what I hope to get in return is to see authorities maintain these facilities as they keep them in good shape at all times”, Mr Asante noted.
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