10 Jun Katanga adopts male infirmary of Accra Psychiatric Hospital
THE Alumni of University Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, popularly known as Katanga,has adopted the Male Infirmary Ward of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
As a show of their support for mental health care in Ghana and in accordance with the annual Easter practice, the ‘Katangees’ also donated assorted items worth about GH₵20,000 to the hospital.
The items donated include BP Monitors, Glucose Meters, Glucose Strips and Hb Meters.
Other items donated were: urine and stool containers, two wheel chairs, malaria RDT Kits, urine strips, ceiling fans and clothing.
Presenting the items, the President of the Katanga Alumni Association, Mr. Charles Dontoh, said they were aware of the logistical difficulties faced by the hospital, particularly when it comes to medical accessories and equipments.
He said the Katanga Alumni are very committed to supporting such facilities that provide special services to people, adding that they would continue to support the hospital to provide better care for its patients.
During a tour of the facility, Mr Dontoh, who was accompanied by about 40 ‘Katangees’, expressed dismay about the deplorable conditions in the hospital and pledged the association’s support in rehabilitating the Male Infirmary Ward.
The Estates Manager of the Hospital, Mr Kwadwo Anokye, himself a ‘Katangee’, joined the staff at the Hospital to receive the donation.
He expressed the hospital’s appreciation to the ‘Katangees’ and prayed that the existing relationship, which is in its 10th year, will grow from strength to strength.