The First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama, on Thursday presented an ambulance to the Princess Marie Louise Children?s Hospital in Accra.
The presentation, according to Mrs. Mahama, was in response to a request from the Hospital to her Foundation, the Lordina Foundation, and also in line with her commitment to improve health service delivery in Ghana.
The Hospital, the only children?s Hospital in the country, has been conveying emergency cases to other health facilities in public transport.
Mrs. Mahama, who is also the National President of the Lordina Foundation, urged the Health Ministry to implement policies that would improve efficient service delivery and ethical conduct in the country?s health facilities.
?In the wake 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 to implement policies and decisions that will allow for improved and efficient service delivery and ethical conduct in our hospitals,? she said.
The Lordina Foundation, she stated, has been working closely with children over the years, adding that the ambulance would ensure speedy transfer of patients to and from other health facilities.
?I know 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 Prime Metro Properties Limited which supported in the acquisition of the ambulance, and other partners of the Lordina Foundation for their continuous support.
Rev. Father Campbell, Board Chairman of the Hospital, thanked the Foundation for the ambulance and urged others to emulate the good example. GNA