Journalist Gary Al Smith has heaped praise on the first lady of the republic of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo for her impressive contribution to the health sector and related issues in the short while that she has occupied the First Lady’s office.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Smith intimated that : “The work the First Lady does on medical care and related issues eh? She should be made a minister. Impressive. Bless her hustle.”
FIRST LADY AND THE HEALTH SECTOR
The first lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has made the health sector the priority of her office and has undertaken many projects in the sector both infrastructure and material wise.
Pediatric and intensive care unit – Korlebu
Recently, the first lady handed over a pediatric and intensive care unit to the management of Korlebu under her auspices. The unit, constructed under the patronage of The Rebecca Foundation, replaces the old children’s emergency ward, which has not seen renovation since its construction in the 1960s despite receiving between 30,000 and 6,000 patients per annum.
Named after Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the PICU consists of a 21-bed neonatal intensive care unit and a 20-bed paediatric intensive care unit, a clinical laboratory, clinical pharmacy and office, a main reception, staff training, meeting and changing rooms – all fitted with disability-friendly toilet and bathing facilities.
Sixteen Bed health Center for people of Kwame Anum in Ga South municipality
On may 21st, 2019 the first lady cut sod for the Construction of a sixteen bed health center for the people of Kwame Anum in the Ga South Municipality. The facility will serve the inhabitants of Kofi Anum, Ashalaja, and surrounding communities.
These are but a few projects that has come from the Rebecca Foundation and it’s partners.