• Short Summary

    A RURAL HEALTH CENTRE WAS OPENED IN DANFA LAST WEEK (JANUARY 16) BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF GHANA, DR.

  • Description

    A RURAL HEALTH CENTRE WAS OPENED IN DANFA LAST WEEK (JANUARY 16) BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF GHANA, DR. KOFI BUSIA.

    THE CENTRE IS PART OF THE GHANA GOVERNMENTS POLICY TO CATER FOR THE HEALTH NEEDS OF THE RURAL COMMUNITY. IT INCLUDES A MATERNITY UNIT, A GENERAL WARD OF NINE BEDS, AND AN OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT FOR ABOUT 2000 PATIENTS. THE CENTRE WILL EVENTUALLY SERVE A POPULATION OF ABOUT 60,000 PEOPLE IN THE SURROUNDING AREA AND WILL ALSO BE USED BY STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA MEDICAL SCHOOL DURING THEIR TRAINING.

    THE VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, PROFESSOR ALEX KWAPONG, WELCOMED THE PRIME MINISTER TO THE NEW CENTRE WHICH IS SITUATED CLOSE TO THE MEDICAL SCHOOL ON THE ACCRA -- ABURI ROAD.

    SPEAKING AT THE OPENING, DR. BUSIA SAID THAT THE CENTRE DEMONSTRATED A FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH THAT A HIGH INSTITUTION EXISTS PRIMARILY TO SERVE MANKIND, PARTICULARLY THE COMMUNITY THAT CONTRIBUTES TO ITS EXISTENCE. HE SAID A NOTABLE FEATURE WAS THE SPIRIT OF INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION WHICH WENT INTO BUILDING OF THE CENTRE.

    DR. KWAPONG DESCRIBED ONE OF THE MAIN TASKS OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL AS PLAYING AN ACTIVE PART IN PROMOTING THE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT.

    VISITORS AT THE OPENING INCLUDED THE GHANA MINISTER OF HEALTH, MR. AMPAU, OTHER CABINET MINISTERS, AND CHIEFS OF THE GREATER ACCRA AREA.

    CONSTRUCTION BEGAN ON THE CENTRE IN 1967 AND COMMUNAL LABOUR WAS PROVIDED BY PEOPLE IN THE DANFA AREA. THE COST WAS ABOUT GBP55,000 STERLING (132,000 DOLLARS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29LVEQCG7S0CDHXKNT4H5UN3W
    Media URN:
    VLVA29LVEQCG7S0CDHXKNT4H5UN3W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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