The Rotary Club of Kumasi-East gave an ambulance to St. Matthias Catholic Hospital at Yeji in Pru East District of Ghana’s Bono East Region. The gift was part of the club’s efforts to help address health challenges in underserved communities in Ghana. President of the Rotary Club of Kumasi East Mr. George Fuseini said the ambulance would help the hospital in managing emergency response.
Mr. Fuseini explained that the strategic location of the hospital was a major factor that informed the club’s decision to assist the hospital. He noted that the hospital’s location positioned it strategically to serve hundreds of people in communities along the Volta Lake and other communities in the Bono East and the Northern Regions of Ghana.
The Rotary Club of Copenhagen provided GHS150,000 in funding to purchase the ambulance. Mr. Fuseini observed in an earlier visit to the hospital that the hospital’s ambulance was in poor shape – a rickety bus converted into an ambulance to transport patients. Mr. Fuseini noted that the absence of such logistics impeded the delivery of quality health care, especially in remote communities like Yeji, where lives may potentially be lost during health emergencies. Mr. Fuseini affirmed Rotary Club’s commitment to render humanitarian services to people, help grow communities and bring relief to them.
Medical Director of St. Matthias Catholic Hospital Dr. Edward Agana thanked Rotary Club of Kumas-East and their Rotary Partners for the assistance. Dr. Agana noted that the Matthias Catholic Hospital was a major referral facility in the District, which also served clients from Savannah Region and neighboring Districts in the Volta Lake basin.