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St Theresa supports Pantang patients

BY: Gender Desk Report
 Benedicta Carr (left), President, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Adenta, presenting the items to Mary Rhondi Asia, Senior Nursing Officer, Pantang Hospital, while other members of the society look on
Benedicta Carr (left), President, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Adenta, presenting the items to Mary Rhondi Asia, Senior Nursing Officer, Pantang Hospital, while other members of the society look on

Members of St Theresa of the Child Jesus at the St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Adenta, have donated assorted items worth
GH¢20,000 to the Pantang Hospital in Accra.

The items included foodstuffs, toiletries, provisions, sanitary pads, panties, bathroom sandals, among others.

The society, which is an all-female group within the Catholic Church, used the opportunity to visit the Female and Male Chronic and Acute Wards to interact with the patients.

The President of the St Theresa of the Child Jesus, Adenta, Benedicta Carr, said the donation formed part of the society's Easter charity work and expressed the hope that it would put a smile on the faces of the beneficiaries, especially the women.

She advised parents to always have time for their children because substance abuse within the youth was on the increase.

The Assistant Parish Priest of the St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Adenta, Rev. Fr Dominic Kwabla Amanor, prayed for the inmates and stressed the need to support the needy and the poor.

He quoted Matthew 25 verses 31 to 43 in the Holy Bible, which states that, “Whatever you do to the least of my brother you do it unto me," explaining that the donation was in line with the teachings of Christ.

Response

Addressing the members after the donation, a Senior Nursing Officer, Mary Rhondi Asiaw, thanked the society for the kind gesture.

“Women have peculiar needs and the toiletries, panties and sanitary pads are really their basic needs,“ she told the group.

She appealed to benevolent groups and individuals to support the hospital to adequately take care of the inmates.

Mrs Asiaw particularly appealed to the Christian community to show love as Jesus did to the sick and the poor, especially as they celebrated Easter, adding that “neglect and stigmatisation will definitely cause a relapse”.