Office of the North Tongu Lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has signed a partnership agreement with a Spanish Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Manos Unidas to construct the first multi-purpose surgical theatre in his Constituency.
Last year, construction of the multi-purpose surgical theatre commenced after funding was secured from the Spanish NGO, Manos Unidas following a joint proposal submitted by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s office and the Keta/Akatsi Diocesan Development Office of the Catholic Church.
After the joint proposal was submitted, Manos Unidas has made available US$91,000.00 for the physical construction and the MP’s office is spending GH¢150,000.00 on medical equipment.
The Member of Parliament who inspected progress of work on Friday, 16th April, 2021 said, the facility will be the first multi-purpose surgical theatre not only for the St. Anne’s Polyclinic in Tagadzi but for the entire Dorfor/Fodzoku/Volo/Torgorme enclave in his beloved constituency, North Tongu.
The multi-purpose surgical theatre when completed in August this year  will house two theatre rooms, two offices for medical doctors, a nurses’ office, two recovery rooms, changing rooms and sanitary facilities.
According to the doctors, this project is going to manifestly address challenges with maternal mortality which now stands at 197/100,000 live births in the North Tongu District (2020 data); and also help with responding to casualties resulting from road traffic accidents.
Mr. Ablakwa is absolutely delighted about what the partnership between his office, chiefs, the Tagadzi/Atitekpoe communities on one hand and the Catholic Church on the other has achieved since they commissioned the St. Anne’s Polyclinic on June 10, 2015.
“I must add that it was remarkable touring the entire facility and seeing both the progress chalked and the dedication of our amazing health workers. May I single out Dr. Cham, my public health advisor extraordinaire and Dr. Nedzo for their outstanding commitment to health delivery in my beloved constituency. Thank you Manos Unidas of Spain, we really appreciate this.” Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said in a statement Intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh