BY ANIN AGYEI–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, Accra, Ghana- THE PARISH Priest of the Christ the King Church in Accra and Board Chairman of the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital, Rev Father Andrew Campbell, has made a passionate appeal to the Akufo-Addo lead administration to give consideration to building a new multipurpose Children’s Hospital in the nation’s capital.
Father Campbell said the facility if constructed will administer specialized healthcare to children.
He made the appeal when he addressed the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, at the forecourt of the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra where the 2nd gentleman of the land was visiting children on admission as part of activities to mark his 56th birthday.
“Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital popularly known as Children Hospital is 94 years-old. It has hundred and eight (108) beds for in patients and caters for over hundred and fifty (150) to two hundred (200) out patients daily, but needs expansion,” Father Campbell said.
“Accra needs a modern, well equipped, state of the art, specialized children’s hospital somewhere on the outskirts of Accra. Accra is expanding very fast and needs such a facility. So I am asking the government to think about a beautiful children’s hospital specialized for our children. Put this on your plans.”
The vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in a brief address registered his sincere thanks to God for adding another year to his life. On the proposal by Father Campbell, the Vice President indicated that the suggestion has been very well taken.
“As with many issues, I think it is a project that you and I can work on with the Ministry of Health and under the guidance of the President, I am sure we can work towards that” the Vice President stated.
Dr. Bawumia after the brief ceremony visited all the children on admission and shared food and other items to them. He also made a cash donation of 10,000.00 Ghana Cedis to the hospital to support their expenditure.
BY ANIN AGYEI, NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, AFRICA CORRESPONDENT
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