Iduapriem Mine donates medical supplies to health facilities
The AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem mine donated medical supplies worth GH ¢ 600,000 to the Teberebie health center and Adieyie clinic located in its area of operation.
Supplies include automated 3-differential WBC hematology, L2800 microscope, high performance benchtop centrifuge, oxygen with cart, mask and nasal tubes, gent-x piston compressor nebulizer, portable d suction of phlegm, Ambubag, a pulse oximeter, an ENT otoscope, beds, refrigerator and personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals.
Mr. Stephen Adjei, Senior Director, Sustainability, AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine, said the articles should help health facilities deliver effective and efficient services to residents of host communities.
He said the donation was also part of the mine’s goal of supporting the country’s health sector.
Mr Adjei said that the mine’s periodic medical awareness program, planned for residents of Teberebie and surrounding areas, has been organized to promote good health and well-being for all ages in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. (ODD-3).
As part of this awareness, he explained that the Mine had already undertaken various health awareness programs on COVID-19 and malaria prevention, as well as the administration of primary medical care and treatment to members of their communities. ‘Home.
Mr Adjei said: “Iduapriem Mine remains committed to improving community health by strengthening local health systems for sustainability, working in partnership with governments and other stakeholders to address health challenges.”
He expressed hope that the articles would go a long way in equipping health facilities to appropriately meet the health needs of citizens, not only within host communities but in Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality and beyond.
“The mine is still part of the municipal COVID-19 emergency response team and we are happy that our health workers and some other professionals have received their vaccines. We will encourage the rest of us to be vaccine ready so that we can protect ourselves and be close to the pandemic, ”he said.
Mr Adjei called on residents to adhere to the safety protocols outlined by medical professionals at all times to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Iduapriem mine will soon hand over an isolation center with all the resources to complement the government’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the municipality of Tarkwa Nsuaem, he said. .
Nana Adarkwa Bediako III, Gyasehene of Apinto Divisional Council, commended the Mine for its support and called on the Health Directorate to upgrade the facilities to become polyclinics so that more communities can benefit from their support. services.
He said the equipment would help foster a better partnership between the mine and its host communities and called on management to employ more young people in the company.
Ms. Caroline Effah Otoo, Director of Municipal Health of Tarkwa-Nsuaem, who received the items, expressed her gratitude to the Mine for the assistance.
She said the donation was timely because it would improve the work of healthcare professionals.
Ms Otoo appealed to the mine to provide Teberebie health center with an ultrasound machine to enable her to fully care for the pregnant women who visited the facility.