The family of the late Nana Paul Kwame Boateng, alias Nana PKB, led by Edward Akwasi Boateng, Ghana’s Ambassador to China, has donated eleven cardio monitors to the Stroke Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
A cardiac monitor amongst others records electrical activity of the human heart (ECG). It records heart rate and rhythm and has been used for years by physicians to ascertain if patients’ symptoms such as recurrent fainting, palpitations, unexplained stroke or atrial fibrillation are caused by irregular heartbeats (or arrhythmias).
The gesture was the family’s contribution towards quality health care delivery at the hospital.
Presenting the monitors at a ceremony, Ambassador Boateng thanked the KATH Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso, Prof. Sarfo and all health professionals for their dedication and commitment towards health care delivery, especially for the care and support given his father, the late Nana PKB, while on admission, and as an outpatient of the Unit.
The Envoy commended the special care and professionalism the health team exhibited while his father was on admission.
He also stressed the need for citizens to support the government in the achievement of proper healthcare systems in Ghana, saying the wellbeing of every Ghanaian is critically germane towards the achievement of SDG 3 which aims at ensuring health and well-being for all towards achieving universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and effective medicines and vaccines for all.
Ambassador Boateng also took the opportunity to encourage and thank the government for its plan to build 88 district hospitals in Ghana and entreated Ghanaians to cooperate with the government in the discharge of this important project.
Ambassador Edward Boateng pledged his family’s readiness to renovate the Stroke Unit for adoption and hoped the new Nana PKB Stroke Unit will provide ultra-modern healthcare to patients that walk its corridors.
The CEO of KATH, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso expressed appreciation to the Boateng family and assured the family of the late Nana PKB that the cardio monitors would be put to good use.
He also expressed his gratitude to the family for the good gesture done and also pledged the readiness of his office to cooperate with the family in the renovation of the stroke unit.Read Full Story