H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, on behalf of The Rebecca Foundation, has donated six (6) ambulances to selected health institutions across the country to facilitate in health delivery.
The donations are part of The Rebecca Foundation’s continuous effort in supporting various institutions whose mandate involves health delivery and catering for the vulnerable in society.
Presenting the keys to the Ambulances, Mrs. Akufo-Addo who is also Executive Director of The Rebecca Foundation said the ability of health delivery personnel to respond timeously to emergencies such as accidents, complication during child births and venomous bites among others is very cardinal in pursuit of preventing avoidable deaths, a notion that informed her organization to make the ambulance donations.
The ambulances, donated with the support of SVANI Ghana Limited, authorized dealers of Renault vehicles in the country, are fitted with the relevant medical equipment including stretchers maternity kits, cardiac monitors, oxygen, gloves, syringes and burn kits.
Beneficiaries of the Ambulances include Osu Maternity Home,Sakumono Community Hospital,Valley View University Hospital and the Rebecca Akufo-Addo PICU at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital all in the Greater Accra Region. The rest are West Gonja District Assembly Polyclinic in the Northern Region, and Komfo Anokye Mother and Baby Unit in the Ashanti Region.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the various government health institutions, Deputy Minister for Health and Member of Parliament for Weija Gbawe in the Greater Accra Region, Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah thanked the First Lady for her kind gesture, assuring that the ambulances will be used for their intended purpose for the benefit of all.
Hon. Tina Mensah paid glowing tribute to Mrs. Akufo-Addo and The Rebecca Foundation for the many kind gestures they have extended to the health sector, stating that government is ever prepared to assist such bodies in their quest to support the sector.
On his part, MCE for Klottey Korley Municipal Assembly, Hon. Nii Adjei Tawiah said the arrival of the ambulance is very timely as his Municipality, one of the newly created ones was until now, without one.