Head of Breast Care International,(BCI) Dr(Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, breast cancer treatment specialist and philanthropist has given hospital equipment valued at 4 million dollars to some selected medical institutions and hospitals in Brong-Ahafo and Ashanti Regions.
The items ranging from highly sophisticated scan and mammogram machines as well as drugs were given to the BCI by its partners in the United States of America,(USA).
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after a brief handing over ceremony at BCI’s hospital premises, Dr Addai expressed her delight at the opportunity to be the link between her partners and her Ghanaian counterparts.
She disclosed the items were given to her freely by her partners in the U.S.A.
This gesture, she said followed several appeals to her outfit by some Brong -Ahafo and Ashanti regional hospitals.
According to her, the US partners upon receipt of the appeal released a 40feet container subsequently.
Stocked with expensive drugs and heavy machines, Dr Addai stressed BCI took delivery of it some weeks ago.
Dr Addai, in a passionate tone urged the beneficiary hospitals to take good care of the equipment so as to derive the full potential out of it.
He urged the respective MP’s who were collecting the medical supplies on behalf of the beneficiary hospitals not to sell the items since it was supposed to be given out freely.
According to her, the US partners would be scrutinizing the movement of the drugs and the equipment so as to ensure the right hospitals that were designated receive same.
In a chat with the paper, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah, incumbent MP for the Manhyia North constituency, a beneficiary of the largess expressed his gratitude to Dr Wiafe Addai and the US partners for the support.
According to him, hospitals in the Manhyia North lacked the requisite equipment to perform simple diagnosis and surgeries, noting this gesture will help them perform those.
He stressed many lacked the needed drugs to dispense to patients after they have been seen to.
Clinics in the Moshie-Zongo and Buokrom as well as Yennyawoso, the MP noted needed immediate assistance and pledged to help them get some of the relief items.
He, however, urged government to lead the way of resourcing hospitals to provide care to its citizens.
According to him, only a healthy people could help build a healthy Nation.