A Ghanaian nurse based in the United States of America, and former staff of the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga on Thursday December 21, 2017, donated assorted hospital supplies mostly used at labour wards, to the Tongo Hospital.
The benevolent nurse, Grace Molley, presented assorted items including towels, needles, syringes, switchers, sponges and other consumables at the Tongo Hospital on behalf of her colleagues at Mount Sinai Medical Hospital Manhattan(KP2 Labour and Delivery Ward), the United States of America. She was full of praise for her supervisor, Luceille Nassery, at the Manhattan hospital who made the donation possible.
According to her, she realized the supplies were going to go waste at the KP2 Ward, and mobilized them for a period of two years. She said the toil was worth it because she knew it was desperately needed back home.
She encouraged the staff of the hospital to treat everyone with courteousness more especially the elderly since everyone will be old one day. She observed that treating patients with respectable manners was not already in place at the hospital, and added that without the patients the staff will be unemployed.
She encouraged management of the hospital to use the equipment to benefit everyone who has a need of it without any discrimination for whatever reason.
Thanking the Molleys, with prayer, on behalf of the hospital, Prosper Asandon, the health services administrator of the hospital assured that this was the time the supplies were needed most and that they would put it to good use.
The Member of Parliament for Talensi, B T Baba, who was present at the brief ceremony also appreciated the gesture of the Molleys and called on organisations and individuals who are able to contribute, to do so in whatever way possible for the accelerated development of the area.