October 25, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Tema West Irene Naa Toshie Addo, has established an endowment fund for the Tema General Hospital which serves the Tema Metropolis and other surrounding areas such as Ashiaman.

The fund is expected to mobilize enough money to help in the renovation of existing facilities at the hospital and the construction of additional facilities to ensure the delivery of quality health care.

The Tema General Hospital which was established in 1954 and has not undergone any serious rehabilitation appears to be in a near crisis state as lots of its facilities continue to deteriorate.

The hospital’s mortuary needs an urgent rehabilitation due to the malfunctioning of the refrigerators and the lack of chemicals to conserve the dead bodies kept there. Some of the doctors have left in search of better conditions elsewhere creating a shortage of doctors to cater for the hundreds of patients who visit the place on a daily basis.

In a bid to stem the tide, Hon. Naa Toshie Addo, has brought together some resourced people, including the various industries located in area to donate monies to prosecute her noble vision.

She disclosed that architects have been contracted to draw plans for the construction of other facilities such as bungalows for the medical staff and also upgrade other parts of the hospital to international standards.

Hon. Toshie Addo who stated that she’ll have nothing to do with the handling of proceeds from the fund expressed confidence that the monies will be put to good use to bring relief to patients who patronize the only major public health center in the habour city of Tema.

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