The Czech Republic through its Embassy in Ghana has donated five multi-purpose state of the arts hospital beds to the Ministry of the Interior for the use of the Ghana Police Service.
According to the Ambassador, H.E. Ján Füry, the gesture is to help the Ghana Police Service to treat personnel should the need arise.
He said it was also to symbolize the friendship and cooperation between the people of the Republic of Ghana and Czech Republic.
“We believe that as you need good fire arms, fighting the privates, the criminals and the terrorist, you also need good medical equipment, especially in these times, when the COVID pandemic is around us and changing our lives on a daily basis”
He was hopeful the beds would be useful and further strengthen the cooperation between the two countries.
The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery, expressed appreciation to the Czech government for the kind gesture.
He reiterated the cordial relationship that exist between the two countries and indicated the donation of the beds was an attestation of this relationship.
The Minister indicated that quality health care for citizenry was one of President Akufo-Addo’s priority and thus cited the supply of ambulances to every constituency and the upcoming ‘Agenda 111’- which seeks to ensure a good hospital in every district in Ghana to substantiate.
The Minister was optimistic the beds would go a long way in the delivery of quality health services to personnel and citizenry as a whole.
Present at the ceremony were Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi, Chief Director of the Ministry of the Interior and Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh, Inspector-General of Police.