The GNPC Foundation had handed over a 20-bed capacity hospital facility to the Kwapra community in the Suame Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The hospital comes with an Outpatient Department (OPD), 2 Consulting rooms, 4 wards comprising a male, a female, maternity, and a children’s ward.
It also has a surgical theater, a pharmacy, sanitary rooms, and an Administrative office among other facilities to support health delivery in the area and adjourning communities. Constructed by Hans Global Limited, under the GNPC’s social amenities programme, the local assembly is empowered to deal with the numerous medical and health challenges confronting the people.
The contractor has subsequently handed over the facility to GNPC Foundation to enable them to stock it with the necessary logistics and medical equipment.
The Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, Dr. Dominc Eduah during an inspection visit disclosed that the completion of the physical structure constitutes phase one of their support programme. He clarified that the necessary supplies would be provided to enable management of the facility to kick start operations soon.
Dr. Eduah indicated that the foundation is much particular about strategic investment that supports community growth and socio-economic development.
“… and so the provision of quality health care for the people in this area and surrounding communities is our priority,” he added.
He urged the hospital administrators to institute an appropriate maintenance strategy to ensure that the facility remains in good condition to serve the people.
Present at the short technical handing-over ceremony was Nana Baffour Adu Gyamfi Kumaniin I – chief of Kwapra, who thanked the GNPC Foundation extending their support to his community. He indicated that the project would impact the general wellbeing of his people immensely.
Suame Municipal Health Director, Mrs Nsiah Ababio, was thankful to GNPC Foundation for the support. She, however, entreated the organisation to expedite work on resourcing the facility such that they use it to complement efforts in managing cases of COVID-19 infection in the area.