Health Facilities Express Gratitude To Umabo

Three health care facilities in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region on Friday expressed gratitude to the ‘Union of May Borns’ (UMABO) for its quest in the fight against COVID-19 in the Region.

The facilities were Bolgatanga Coronation Health Centre, the Bolgatanga Health Centre and the Amiah Hospital.

Managements of these facilities expressed gratitude when UMABO presented 20 gallons each of liquid soap, a gallon each of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and packs of tissue papers to the facilities, to aid in the fight against the virus.

Madam Antoinette Ayamdoo, the Head of the Bolgatanga Coronation Health Centre, said even though they had received several donations from the government and benevolent organisations, the gesture by UMABO would aid in service delivery at the facility.

“These are things that are not reusable unlike the Veronica Buckets that come in, so we appreciate your support and we will make sure they are put to good use to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” she said.

Madam Ayamdoo thanked members of the Union for their initiative and prayed for God’s blessings for them.

At the Amiah Hospital, a private facility, Mr Atanga Asumbere, the Hospital’s Administrator, expressed gratitude to the Union on behalf of the management and patients and gave the assurance that the items would be put to good use to the benefit of all clients and patients.

He was hopeful that the show of love by UMABO to the facility would continue since the end beneficiaries of the gesture were residents of the Region and beyond.

Similarly, Mr Abubakar Sadique Dawda, a nurse at the Bolgatanga Health Centre who received their share of the items, thanked the Union on behalf of Management and appealed for more support to the Centre.

Mr Vincent Asegri, the President of UMABO addressing journalists after the presentations, said the Union, was made up of people across the Region and beyond, born in the month of May.

He recalled that the Union since it was established in 2011, had over the years visited health care facilities in the Region usually at the end of May to show love, “Because we have taken that up as part of our social responsibility as a Union to see how we can go round and support not only the needy person but humanity.”

He disclosed that the Union in the past presented baby and sanitary items to mothers of newborn babies and expectant mothers at the Regional hospital in Bolgatanga, and the War Memorial hospital in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality.

Mr Asegri who is also a tutor at the Saint John Bosco College of Education in Navrongo noted that the Regional hospital and Afrikids Health Centre had also benefited from blood donation exercises and several other gift items from the Union.

He called on persons born in the month of May both in Ghana and beyond to join the Union to further strengthen its membership base and continue with its humanitarian services.

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