St. Alban AYPA donates to Tema General Hospital
Tema, Jan. 17, GNA – The Saint Alban Branch of the Anglican Young Peoples’ Association (AYPA) at the weekend presented assorted items to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Tema General Hospital.
The items included; baby diapers, toilet rolls, baby wipes, clothing, assorted drinks, confectioneries, infant formulae, gallons of liquid soap.
The gesture, which is an annual undertaking to communities in and around Tema, was meant to ameliorate the plight of patients at the Unit and to make their stay relatively comfortable.
Nana Araba Acquaah-Ba, Vice President, St. Alban Branch, AYPA, who made the presentation on behalf of the delegation, said a needs assessment was conducted after a request by a staff nurse at the facility, which necessitated the support.
She said over the years, the Association had done similar exercises including a donation to the Heart of the Father Orphanage, Old Ningo – a fishing community near Prampram, Greater Accra Region – in January 2020.
Recieving the items, Mrs Gifty Awuku, Principal Enrolled Nurse, Tema General Hospital, said the items would be put to good use as it would supplement the hospital’s meager supplies.
She expressed profound appreciation to the association for the support, and called on other philanthropic organizations to emulate the gesture.
Mrs. Doris Obeng Agyekum, Senior Staff Nurse, Tema General Hospital, who made the request on behalf of the Unit, further thanked the Association for their kindness.