The Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North Constituency, Hon. Betty Krosbi Mensah has on Saturday 1st December 2018 donated *5 New Air Conditioners* to the only hospital serving both Afram Plains North and South, Presbyterian Hospital, Donkorkrom.
This donation was made as a result of an appeal made by the hospital management to Hon. Betty in October, 2018 when she paid a formal working visit to the hospital to welcome it’s new General Manager.
According to the Hospital Management there is only one Medical Doctor at the facility who is serving the over 250,000people of Afram Plains North and South because most posted Doctors refused to stay.
The hospital is therefore making efforts to get accredited by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council(GMDC) to train house officers at the facility in order to solve the problem of shortage of Doctors.
The new General Manager of the hospital, Mr. Ezekiel Amadu Daribi was overwhelmed by the quick response by the Mp to help solve the problem and couldn’t hide his joy.
He said the 5 new Air Conditions will be fixed at the hospital’s *Conference centre and Library* to meet the Standard required for certification to undertake the *Housemanship program*. He therefore called on staff of the hospital to put the facility into good use while they await a team from the GMDC to inspect it.
On her part, Hon. Betty Krosbi Mensah confessed how touched she was when the request was made, she said it was a surprise to her that there is only one Medical Doctor at the hospital serving the 2 Districts.
She iterated that her motive for extending such a gesture is to ensure that the Housemanship program takes off as soon as practicable to make Doctors available to serve her people.
She used the occasion to call on the Akuffo-Addo led government to as a matter of urgency construct a new district hospital to augment the existing one. She said the commissioning of the Cattle ranches and it’s subsequent operationalization will lead to an outbreak of diseases cause by flies and hence it’s incumbent on government to add a modern Health Facility to it.
She also appealed to Management and Staff of the hospital to desist from using their premises for partisan politics. Such practices drive potential investors always to deprive the hospital of the needed support it can get.
To conclude her speech, Hon. Betty Krosbi Mensah used the occasion to reiterate her commitment to feed children at the Children Ward of the hospital.
She said she received a report from a 5member committee just 2days ago. The reporter has recommended construction of *a kitchen* where the cooking will take place so she is going to atudy it and prepare for it to be done. Be rest assured, I am not like KING PROMISE so i will make sure those children are being fed on daily basis from my confers.
“It is my vision to lobby for all the necessary infrastructural facilities be it Health Centres, Roads, Schools, Water, etc for the people of Afram Plains North”, she said.
Thank you very much for the warm reception I have enjoyed here, may the good Lord continue to guide you as you do your best to serve our people.