360° Coverage : Airtel Ghana funds ultra-modern medical teaching facility

Airtel Ghana funds ultra-modern medical teaching facility

Cape Coast, Sep 16 (IANS) Ghana President John Dramani Mahama has complimented Indian-owned mobile telecom provider Airtel Ghana for financing an ultra-modern teaching facility and clinical centre for the School of Medical Science of the University of Cape Coast that has also enabled the upgradation of the Central Regional Hospital here into a teaching facility.

Sep 16 2013, 12:06am CDT | by IANS

Airtel Ghana funds ultra-modern medical teaching facility
Photo Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI, Getty Images

Cape Coast, Sep 16 — Ghana President John Dramani Mahama has complimented Indian-owned mobile telecom provider Airtel Ghana for financing an ultra-modern teaching facility and clinical centre for the School of Medical Science of the University of Cape Coast that has also enabled the upgradation of the Central Regional Hospital here into a teaching facility.

The project was started two years ago after a joint sod cutting by the late president John Evans Atta Mills and the CEO (International) and joint managing director of Bharti Airtel Ltd, Manoj Kohli. The company, however, declined to state how much it had spent on the project, which it had undertaken as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

President Mahama commended Airtel Ghana for funding the construction of the facility, adding that the company had been consistent with its contribution towards enhancement of education in the country.

The school runs courses in surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics and child health, and obstetrics/gynecology. These disciplines have sub-specialties such as ENT, ophthalmology, dermatology, medical imaging, anesthesia and pain management, psychiatry and orthopedics.

School Dean Harold S. Amonoo-Kuofi said the facilities funded by Airtel, together with the two-storey Diagnostics Centre, greatly helped in the decision to upgrade the Central Regional Hospital to a teaching hospital.

He also urged other corporates to follow the Airtel example and support the university in its drive to provide the human resource necessary to address the shortfall of doctors in the country, especially in the rural communities.

Airtel Ghana Managing Director Philip Sowah said the company decided to fund the project to fulfil one of its core values of creating a positive impact among the communities in which it operates.

"It has been our dream to be part of helping to develop the country's human resource," Sowah added.

(Francis Kokutse can be contacted at fkokutse@hotmail.com)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
 
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said.
 
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing".
 
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to OxfordDictionaries.com, the free online dictionary, in its largest quarterly update so far.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
Read more on Business Balla
 
School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
Read more on Business Balla
 
PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
Read more on Politics Balla