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NOGAID to the Aid of Sheikina Clinic, Prisons

2008-03-10 21:39:36
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Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in the Northern Region, has presented 20 bags of maize to Sheikinah Clinic, a community-based health institution at Guruggu, a suburb of Tamale, which offers free healthcare services to patients without limitations.

The Executive Director of NOGAID, Mr. Mustapha Sanah, who did the presention, called on the business community in Tamale to support the poor live meaningful lives.

He accused the various NGOs, financial institutions and other business organizations, operating in Tamale, of failing to assist effectively in the upkeep of the residents, especially the poor.

Mr. Sanah challenged the business community to show concern for the people who had no dependents. The authorities of Sheikinah Clinic, in receiving the items said, NOGAID was the second after Aqua-ba Filtered Water, to assist resident patients at the clinic.

The clinic takes care of lepers, the aged, poor, destitute, People Living with HIV/AIDS and mentally sick persons.

The owner of the Clinic, Dr. David Abdulai Fuseini, who prefers to be called a Social Worker, told journalists that the clinic was established to rescue the poor from the cruel, pitiless and vindictive policies of the past governments.

According to him, it has existed since then, to offer quality healthcare delivery to the poor and destitute in the Northern Region.

Dr. David Abdulai revealed that about 71 sick persons were operated on every month. The clinic also feeds about 170 people every day.

In another development, NOGAID also presented 20 bags of maize to the Tamale Central Prisons, to augment the feeding of the inmates.

This according to the NGO was to prove to the inmates that they were not outcasts, but would forever be remembered by organizations such as NOGAID.

The Deputy Commander of the Prisons, Commander Samuel Yaw Tandoh, thanked the organization and gave the assurance that the authorities would use the food for its intended purpose.

source: Ghanaian Chronicle

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