The Member of Parliament for Assin Central Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has presented USD100,000 to the 37 Military Hospital in fulfilment of his promise to cater for the cost of training specialists to manage an ultra-modern Cardiothoracic Centre for the hospital.
It will be recalled that on June 22, 2021, the philanthropic legislator cut a sod for work to begin on the 80 bed Cardiothoracic Centre in honour of a promise he made last year when he donated some medical items including personal protective equipment.
The sum will cover the expenses of medical personnel who will be using some specialized equipment to be used at the proposed Cardiothoracic Centre at the 37 Military Hospital.
The eight trainee medical technicians are Lt Col. Kwame Acheampong Adomako, Surgeon Dr Gordon Offei-Larbi, Surgeon Benjamin Toboh, Cardiologist and Dr Nana Yaa Kyei-Frimpong also a Cardiologist. The rest are, CDR. Titus Enninful, Cardiac Anesthetist; Mr Melvin Michael Asamoah, Perfusionist; MAJ. Gloria Addae, Cardiac Pharmacist as well as Lois Yarborfo Larbie, Biomedical Engineer.
Scheduled to be held in India, he said the training was important because the medical technicians needed to be trained on how to use the equipment.
Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong in his remarks revealed that some of his friends have agreed to help and support what he has started and urged all to keep hope alive.
On behalf of the Military High Command and the 37 Military Hospital, Lt Col. Kwame Acheampong Adomako expressed gratitude for the gesture and promised to come back better resourced and equipped intellectually to serve the good people of Ghana.
Kennedy Agyapong recently cut the sod to construct the 80-bed cardio centre on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, and according to the MP, the project would cost three million dollars (over GHC 17m).
This is not the first time Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has help institutions and people; he chartered aeroplanes to evacuate Ghanaians who were stranded in the Middle East last year