The Accra Ring Road Central (RCC)branch of Rotary Club in partnership with the Rotary Club of Nykobeng, Denmark has organized a medical outreach programme for patients at the Maamobi general hospital in Accra.
The medical outreach estimated at GH˘5,000 was funded through fundraising activities is in fulfillment of the club’s dedication to assisting the underprivileged in society.
The medical outreach is in memory of their past president Sophia Twum-Barima who passed away in December 2012.
According to the club, Sophia was very passionate about the well-being and health of local communities as demonstrated through her work with the World Health Organization in Ghana.
The doctors and nurses at hospital screened patients as well as residences of Maamobi and it environs for high blood pressure, blood sugar level, breast screening, HIV test and malaria.
The beneficiaries were given free health review and free drugs for the treatment of malaria.
President of the club, Phyllis Mawuse Nyahe indicated that the medical outreach is an essential component of RRC’s annual work programme and an indication of the club’s firm commitment to serve communities.
She promised the club’s commitment to assist the hospital in any way they can to be able to work effectively.
Phyllis Nyahe thanked the dynamic Rotary Club of Nykobeng, Denmark for their partnership and hoped their friendship will prevail for a long time.
The Accra Ring Road Central of Rotary also commissioned a GH˘35,000 hygiene facility for the Maamobi general hospital.
It included the refurbishment of existing outpatient department toilet facilities for both men and women.
Phyllis Nyahe noted that the facility is to celebrate the life of Sophia Twum-Barima who selflessly served the club.
“Past President Sophia Twum Barima is gone but not forgotten. She lived an exemplary life and was committed to the Rotary ideal of placing service above self. Sophia was passionate about the health issues and RRC is pleased to be able to launch this year’s medical outreach programme in her memory”.
On his part, the Deputy Medical Director of the Maamobi hospital, Dr. Roland Akuffo thanked RCC for their immense contribution to the hospital.
He said the toilet facility has come at an opportune time and has relieved the hospital with the stress of building a new place of convenience for their patients.
Dr. Akuffo promised the facility will be properly utilized and also urged other organisation to emulate the Rotary example.