In line with her commitment to improve health service delivery, First Lady, Lordina Mahama, has donated an ambulance to the Princess Marie Louise Children?s Hospital here in Accra .The only children?s Hospital in the country has been conveying emergency cases to other health facilities in Taxis. The donation is in response to an appeal by the hospital in December last year at the annual Christmas party for sick children at the Hospital.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mrs. Lordina Mahama charged the Health Ministry to implement policies that will improve efficient service delivery and ethical conduct in the country?s health facilities.
?In the wake of the of the current debate over the quality of healthcare delivery , security? at our health facilities and the ethical conduct of our health professionals, I wish to entreat the Ministry of Health the? implement policies and decisions that will allow for improved and efficient service delivery and ethical conduct in our hospitals.? Lordina Mahama noted.
According to her, the Lordina Foundation has been working closely with children over the years and she personally recognizes the need for an ambulance to enhance speedy transfer of patients to and from other health facilities
?I know the President, John Mahama, through the health ministry has a number of plans for the children?s hospital, but I decided to act swiftly on the request put forward by the hospital?s board chairman, Reverend Father Campbell for an ambulance.? The First Lady added.
Mrs. Mahama thanked all partners of the Lordina Foundation that continue to support its work across the country including Prime Metro Properties Limited which supported in the acquisition of the ambulance.
For his part Reverend Father Campbell expressed joy and appreciation to Mrs. Lordina Mahama for her gesture. He called for more support from the general public.