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Living Waters Hospital donates to schools

• Dr Kwofie (left) presenting a certificate to one of the first aid givers

Living Waters Hospital (LWH), a private health facility located at Krapa in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region, has instituted a Founder’s Day to commemorate the establishment of the facility and also to embark on social work.

The hospital, which is a primary health facility was established in November 2013, which is the birth month of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Gabriel Sakyi Kwofie, has set aside the month every year to undertake corporate social responsibility works.

At the maiden celebration of the Founders’ Day, the hospital provided sick bays to two secondary schools within the municipality, namely, Bonwire and Ejisuman Senior High School (SHSs).
Additionally, the hospital also provided emergency first aid boxes to 15 other basic schools, including the two SHSs.

 

CEO
In an interview, the CEO, Dr Kwofie, said that as part of the package, the hospital also trained two first aiders from each of the beneficiary schools who will be responsible for administering first aid during emergencies in the schools before sending the pupil for medical attention in a health facility.
He said the programme would run for five years within which the boxes will be fully refilled during the period and supervised by the hospital’s medical outreach team.
The content of the first aid box include plaster, gauze bandage, scissors, gentian violet paint, methylated spirit, cotton, galipot, petroleum jelly, gloves and first aid medications such as paracetamol, mint magnesium triscilicate suspension and Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS).

Beneficiaries
While Ejisuman and Bonwire SHS were given fully resourced sick bays, Krapa MA, CSRI Basic School, Kwamo MA and Ejisu Model basic schools were given first aid boxes.
Others were Kentikrono MA, Agassi Memorial, Phoenix International, Westminster International and Domeabra MA basic schools, Adako-Jachie MA, Naasei International, Besease MA and Aprade MA.

Appreciation
The Headmistress of Besease MA School, Mrs Angelina Twumasi , expressed gratitude to the hospital for the provision of the first aid boxes which she said would greatly help ensure the safety of pupils before they receive medical attention in case of any sickness or other emergencies such as cuts whilst in school.

The facility
Living Waters Hospital is a 130- bed modern private health facility that provides primary health care and is accredited by the Health Facilities Regulatory Authority (HFRA) and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and incorporated under the Companies Code of 1963 (Act 179).
Services offered include antenatal
care and other maternity services,
corporate services, chronic diseases management, nutritional and dietary therapy, dental care, eye care, ear, nose and throat , obstetrics and gynecology services, family planning, general OPD, home care, laboratory investigations, general surgeries, orthopedic care, cardiology, endoscopy, pharmacy, postnatal care, pediatric welfare, physiotherapy and gym, ultrasound scan and ECG, urological services, X-ray services, among others.