Rabu, 19 Oktober 2011


A THREE-STOREY theatre block for the Princess Marie Louise Childrens’ Hospital has been inaugurated to help improve medical services to children in and around that part of the metropolis.

The building, which was constructed at the benevolence of individuals and corporate bodies at an estimated cost of GH¢500,000, consists of two theaters, a theater recovery ward, library, changing room, an intensive care unit, an anaesthetist office, a conference room among other facilities.

Inaugurating the edifice in Accra toda, the chairman of the management board of the hospital, Rev Father Andrew Campbell, said the completion of the theatre block will bring great relief to both staff of the hospital and parents since children needing immediate surgical services, intensive care and emergency cases would no longer be transfered to other hospitals.

“Before the construction of this facility, emergency cases where transfered to other hospitals some of whom dying before they got to the referral hospitals,” he explained.

Rev Fr Campbell said the hospital, which is the only paediatric hospital in the country, will soon open a Neo Natal Unit to take care premature born babies.

He called for more assistance in furnishing the building and commended Tullow Ghana Limited for its commitment to donate equipments for the two theaters, emergency room and the intensive care unit and Taylor Electric Limited for supplying the pipes for the electrical installation works.

He was hopeful that personnel of the hospital would take good care of the facilities provided so that it last longer.

The  Medical Supretendent of the hospital, Dr Eric Sifah  pledged to maintain a high sense of maintenance culture to preserve the hospital and also called for more donations to keep the hospital running efficiently.

The Executive Secretary of MTN Ghana Foundation, Mr Robert Kuzoe, called on the institution to put mechanisms in place that would help figure out how to manage the facility and also make it last longer.

He said as part of the corporate social responsibility of the organization, MTN Ghana was forever ready to support the cause of saving the lives of children and also the construction of facilities that would support them.

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