GHANA – The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned a three hundred (300)-bed capacity young soldiers’ block at the 37 Military Hospital.
President Akufo-Addo stated that the 37 Military Hospital, usually, finds itself with a lot of young soldiers posted to the Unit to commence their basic training in medical care.
Over the years, he explained that “the number has been increasing with nowhere to house these young soldiers, as they have to be on the hospital premises to learn their trade.”
According to the President, it is for this reason that then Director General of Health Services, Brigadier General Ralph Ametepe, conceived and started this project in 2016.
“With the use of internally generated funds, the project stood at fifty percent (50%) complete in 2018. Running out of funds in 2018 meant that the project stalled. It is good to note that successive Directors at the Hospital continued the project, albeit at a slow pace, until the project was revived in 2021 by the current Chief of Defence Staff,” he said.
Solar-powered 37 Military Hospital
This comes two days after So Energy Ghana, a Sahara Downstream Company, provided solar powered street bulbs to the 37 Military Hospital in keeping with its commitment to promoting clean energy and environmental sustainability in Ghana.
These donations were made expressly for the hospital’s Maternity ward, Motor transport yard, and Quarter master yard.
The maternity ward cares for pregnant women and new mothers, military offices are housed in the quartermaster yard, and military vehicles are serviced in the motor transport yard.
The project will benefit all the patients, doctors, nurses and all other staff of the maternity ward, quarter master yard and motor transport yard of the 37 Military Hospital.
Managing director, So Energy, Yvette Selormey said bringing energy to life responsibly is the vision that drives the company’s operations as a foremost fuel solutions provider in Ghana.
“We are excited to contribute our quota to this very noble course of clean energy. 37 military hospital has been remarkable over the years in serving the nation with quality healthcare and we believe they are a worthy beneficiary of this year’s CSR project,” she said.
“This is just the beginning of our contribution to the clean energy campaign, which is not only a national concern but a global one.”
Major Daniel Tuou Banamwin of the 37 Military Hospital said that intervention is very timely as the project has provided lightening to areas which were dimly lit, limiting operations in the evening.
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