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Sanford World Clinic inaugurated at Mankessim

stethoscopeA United States of America established health facility, Sanford World Clinic, has been inaugurated at Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality.

The health facility is the fourth to be established in Ghana after Cape coast, Kojokrom (Takoradi) and Adenta (Accra) branches, with the fifth one  under construction at Kasoa.

The facility offers out-patient services, emergency care, eye care, pharmacy, laboratory, wound care and health education.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Dr Benjamin Taylor, President of Sanford Clinics in Ghana, said the organization intends to establish 300 health facilities in the country.

He said  Sanford health facilities are non-profit making institutions, and has come to cater for people who cannot afford quality health care delivery.
Miss Yvonne Graham Hayford, Mfantseman Municipal Director of Health Services, commended the Cape Coast branch of Sanford Clinic for being adjudged the best private health facility in the Central Region for 2013.

She advised nurses to treat patients with smiles, saying; “smiles do not cost but are useful in healthcare delivery.  Some patients recover from their sicknesses when they are met with smiles without taking any medication.”

Osagyefo Amanfo Edu the Sixth, Omanhene of  the Mankessim Traditional Area who chaired the function, advised health staff to do their work with passion, but not for want of job.

“You can only make the facility a first class one if you show passion on whatever you do.”

The Omanhene said it is the staff who create differences in institutions, and urged Sanford World Clinic staff to let people see the difference between their clinic and other clinics in the town.

Nana Ama Amissah the Third, Queen of the Mankessim Traditional Area said typhoid is prevalent in Mankessim, and appealed to food vendors to avail themselves of health screening and treatment.

The Queen called on the staff of the health facility not to discriminate against patients who will come to the clinic.

 

Source: GNA

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