Patients of the Orthopedic Training Center(OTC) in Nsawam Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region can expect improved services as the facility has been equipped with new medical supplies to enhance its service delivery.
A 40FT container of medical equipment and consumables was handed over to the Orthopedic Training Centre, at Nsawam on Thursday, May 4, 2023, to improve the facility’s rehabilitation and prosthetic services. The equipment donated to the center include wheelchairs, electric examination couches, hospital beds, mattresses, crutches, school desks, and chairs among others.
The gesture was through the effort of the Australian High Commission in Ghana in collaboration with Rotary and Wheelchair for Kids (WFK) in Australia and GTS Drilling Services Limited.
Speaking at the handing over event, Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Her Excellency Berenice Owen-Jones remarked that people living with disabilities and vulnerable communities form part of Australia’s Direct Aid Program. She, therefore, expressed her optimism that the equipment will enable the OTC to provide more services to more children with disabilities.
“We recognize that given favorable systems, support, and improved services, people with disabilities can make enormous contributions to development – this is why we are pleased to be able to support this initiative, which aims to improve service delivery and the lives of the people with disabilities,” the High Commissioner remarked.
Gracing the event was the Second Lady of Ghana, Her Excellency Samira Bawumia who disclosed that she is a beneficiary of the services of the center some years back. She expressed appreciation to the Australian High Commission and all other partners for the kind gesture to improve the services of the center.
As part of her commitment to supporting the activities of the facility, Her Excellency Samira Bawumia donated GHS 50,000.00 cedis to the center.
Playing a very instrumental role in the international transportation of the equipment into the country is GTS Drilling Service Limited who disclosed their unflinching commitment to partner with the Orthopedic Training Center in its service delivery. Speaking at the ceremony, the Human Resource Manager of GTS Drilling, Iddi Baah-Kurey said the company is committed to giving back to society as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
“At GTS Drilling, we are committed to continuing our partnership with the Orthopedic Training Centre and other organizations that provide support and resources to children with disabilities in Ghana. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and we are proud to be part of a community that cares about its most vulnerable members,” he remarked.
The 40FT container full of medical supplies will be shared between the OTC main campus at Nsawam and a new facility that is currently under construction at Walewale in the northern part of the country. The new facility at Walewale is expected to be completed by January 2024.
Other senior officials of government who graced the event were the Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Acheampong; Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri and Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh Dompreh; Minister for Children, Gender and Social Protection, Lariba Abudu.
Find below some of the pictures of the event;