The Rotary Club of Accra, Ring Road Central (RRC) in association with its junior partner, Rotaract Club of Accra Ring Road Central, on Saturday organised a medical outreach programme for the Maamobi Hospital, formally Maamobi Polyclinic.
In addition, the Club cut a sod for the construction of lavatory for male patients of the hospital and also for the renovation of the female patients’ toilet facility at a total cost of GHc30,000.00.
Both male and female patients of hospital at the moment share the female toilet facility.
The outreach programme saw the screening of residents of Maamobi and its environs for various tests such as blood pressure, sugar level and malaria, HIV among other diseases.
Mr Victor Yaw Asante, President of the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central, said in spite of its elevation to the level of a Hospital, the Maamobi facility still needed a facelift to befit its present status.
He thanked Aryton Drugs Limited, Starwin Products Limited, Bernsweet Pharmaceuticals Products, Kinapharma Limited and JM Addo and Sons for donating drugs towards the health screening.
Mr Asante noted that the outreach programme formed an essential component of the Club’s annual work programme.
He said it was organised in memory of Madam Sophia Twum-Barima, who was a Past President of the Club and a staff of the Ghana office of the World Health Organization, who passed away in December 2010.
“Past President Sophia Twum –Barima is gone but will not be forgotten. She lived an exemplary life, and was committed to the Rotary ideals of placing service above self”.
“Sophia was passionate about health issues and Rotary Club of Ring Road Central is pleased to organize this year’s medical outreach in her memory”, he added.