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Medical equipments worth ¢30m have been donated to the Wa Regional Hospital in the Upper East region by the leper city of Belgium.
The items which are voluntary contributions from citizens of the city include 11 beds, 10 wheel chairs, orthopaedic and surgical equipment and disposables.
Second-hand clothing and play kits were also presented to children and newly born babies at the children and maternity wards of the hospital.
Making the presentation at a ceremony, Madam Verinic Lewyllies, a member of the Ieper delegation, responsible for peace and development, said the donation was in fulfillment of their commitment to support the health care of the people and to bring hope and relief to the needy and deprived.
She said the Ieper City would continue to provide the needed assistance and support required to improve the quality of life of the people of the Wa municipality in particular and the Upper West Region in general.
The Wa Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Alhaji Osman Salifu, expressed gratitude to the Ieper City describing it as partners in development.
He said the donation was the second the city has made to the hospital. Similar items were donated to the hospital last year.
Receiving the items, the medical director of the Wa Regional Hospital, Dr. Jacob Abebrese, was thankful for the gesture and gave the assurance that the items would be put to good use for the benefit of the people.