Anyaa-Sowutuom MP donates medicines to Odorgonno Senior High School
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Anyaa Sowutuom Constituency, Dr Dickson Adomako Kissi, through the Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday presented some medications worth GH¢10,000 to the Odorgonno Senior High School in Accra.
In addition, the MP also donated some mattresses and cash of GH¢1,500 to the school and a student who lost her eyeglasses in an accident.
At a short ceremony to present the items, Dr Adomako Kissi said the gesture was to provide good health care for the students whiles in school and to also engage with parents as the students regularise their first day of entry into the school.
He said the move was out of a request put before the MoH to provide the school with a sick bay and other medications to support the students’ healthcare systems whiles in school.
“So the sick bay is expected to begin by the close of the year, and so the minister through the request decided to first support the students with some medications as they make entry to school to help them have safe environment for studying,” he added.
Dr Adomako Kissi stated that, the sick bay when completed would house other residents living in and around the area for their medical support.
He said as part of his vision to ensure quality healthcare for his constituents, free fibroid operation would be done for constituents who have uterine fibroids in April, 2023.
“This will have doctors from India which we have collaborated with to support organise this programme to help constituents especially parents at Odorgonno here who have fibroid to be operated on,” he said.
The MP advised the students to desist from peer pressure and put their studies first since that was the hallmark to success.
“The best property any parent can give his child is education and so the children should appreciate what the president has done by offering the free SHS which is the best property because with education, you can protect your parents wealth and multiply it as well; and every decision you take in life will be much better than if you didn’t have education,” Dr Adomako Kissi said.
The Headmaster of Odorgonno SHS, Mr Patrick Mensah, commended the MP and the MoH for the support saying it had come at the right time to support the freshers due to change of environment.
He said more than 1,200 students were admitted at the Odorgonno SHS, however, due to some challenges faced at the school, about 38 per cent of the students could only be admitted in boarding school.
He pleaded with the government through the MP to help provide some logistics such as beds, chairs and expansion of the school’s laboratory to improve teaching and learning in the school.
BY VIVIAN ARTHUR