AngloGold Ashanti cuts sod for construction of Dokyiwa/Binsere Health Centre

Senior Manager-Sustainability, Emmanuel Baidoo, digging the ground for commencement of the health facility

AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine has cut the sod for construction of an ultra-modern health centre for the Dokyiwa/Binsere communities in the Obuasi municipality, in a bid to improve healthcare delivery in Obuasi.

The facility is estimated to cost over GH₵2.4million and is expected to be completed within the next eight months. When completed, the facility will support quality healthcare delivery and wellbeing of residents in the two communities.

The facility will provide a conducive environment to facilitate the delivery of healthcare; improve patient/health care service providers relationships; reduce commuting distance of community members to access healthcare – while providing matching health infrastructure that delivers the necessary public health services within host communities.

The Centre will be equipped with modern medical equipment, highly-skilled healthcare professionals and cater to a wide range of medical services – including general medical consultations, ante-natal and post-natal services, a dispensary, inpatient care and a laboratory facility.

Speaking to journalists at the sod-cutting ceremony, Senior Manager-Sustainability, AGA, Emmanuel Baidoo, noted that the gesture is part of the mine’s 10-year Socio-Economic Development Plan’s Health Pillar, which reflects its steadfast commitment to fostering social progress – demonstrating the mine’s commitment and support to ensuring its host communities have access to quality healthcare services, which is an essential part of responsible mining.

“We are pleased that the construction of this needed Health Centre, which will shape the future of healthcare in Dokyiwa and Binsere, has commenced,” said Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo,

Director of Health-Obuasi Municipality, Martin Osei Sarfo, was appreciative of AGA’s continuous support to health improvement in the area.

He further added that once completed, the facility will give easy access to medical attention for residents within the two communities; thereby easing pressure at the main hospital in Obuasi.

Mr. Osei Sarfo pledged to take good care of the Centre, and assured that qualified staff will be stationed at the facility when completed.

“We will support the needed staff. This facility will address most health issues, hence there will be no need to travel long distances to seek medical attention,” he said.

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