A native of Chamba based in Germany, Dr Abass Ganiu, has donated medical equipment valued €150,000 Euros to the St. Joseph Clinic in Chamba and the Government Hospitals to enhance healthcare delivery.
The items include hundreds of wheel chairs, hospital beds and mattresses, scanners, radiology and dental machines, five thousand pieces of eye glasses and among others.
According to Dr Abass, the gesture forms part of his social responsibility and an initiative to export German healthcare delivery and system to the people.
“I had plans to support the expansion of St. Joseph Clinic into a Poly-Clinic to provide healthcare services to Chamba and its environ especially the aged,” he stated.
He added, “I am also working with the Chamba Malgu Naa in wooing investors to support the infrastructural needs of the people.”
Defence Minister and Member of Parliament for Bimbila, Dominic Nitiwul who was present to hand over the items urged that the equipments be put to good use.
He also called on management of the beneficiary hospitals to employ a good maintenance culture to ensure the equipment last longer.
However, the Chief of Chamba ethnic group, Malgu Naa Iddrisu-Sika thanked Dr. Abass Ganiu for the kind gesture in supporting the two health facilities.
He noted it will go along way to provide efficient, reliable and effective healthcare for the people in the area.
TVET and Skill Development Center
At a separate event, Dr. Abass Ganiu, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, Malgul Naa aided by the Regent of Chamba Prince Mohammed Alhaji Wumbei cut sod for the construction of a Technical and Vocational training center for skills and youth development.
The facility, valued at ¢450,000 would offer training in Industrial engineering, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Automobile, Building and Constrution, Dress-Making, Beauty Care among others.
Addressing a durbar of Chiefs and People, the philantropist commended Chiefs for providing land for the project to be executed.
The Chief of Chamba ethnic group, Malgu Naa Iddrisu Sika, onbehalf of Zorsomdi Naa expressed gratitute to Dr Abass for the project, which he believe will become a skill training hub in the region. Work on the facility is expected to begin and complete in 15 months.
Source: tamaleonline.net | Shamun Bako