His Lordship, John Alphonse Asiedu, SVD, Vicar of the Apostolic Vicariate of Donkorkrom in Ghana has commissioned a newly constructed ultra-modern maternity block for the Holy Rosary Health Center, Amankwakrom, in the Vicariate.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony on November 4, the Bishop pointed out that it is the facility’s goal to provide and sustain health care services for the poor, neglected and marginalised segments of the society. The Service will empower the people it serves to the ownership of their own individual and collective health needs.
The Bishop stressed that it is in a bit to achieve this goal, the center partners with different stakeholders including donor agencies to provide the health needs of its numerous clients.
He extended heartfelt appreciation to Misean Cara, Ireland for generously providing the funds needed for the project, as well as the Holy Rosary Sisters Development Office, Dublin, Ireland for facilitating the process of sourcing for the Mission Funds.
He also affirmed and appreciated the Missionary Sisters of our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Ghana Region for their team spirit, hard work and commitment that continues to make quality health care delivery accessible and affordable for the people of Amankwakrom and its environs.
The Holy Rosary Health Center, one of two Catholic healthcare institutions under the jurisdiction of the Apostolic Vicariate of Donkorkrom and administered by the Missionary Sisters of our Lady of the Holy Rosary (MSHR), has witnessed remarkable growth from its humble beginnings as a two-block facility constructed by the Volta River Authority (VRA) and initially managed by the Ghana Health Service.
That the Catholic Church took over the Management of the Facility on 1st April 2016 and entrusted it to the Missionary Sisters of our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
In 2020, the introduction of a new Out-Patient Department (OPD) block, complete with a pharmacy, laboratory, scan room, injection room, and a male ward, represented a pivotal development. Three years later, the unveiling of an ultra-modern Maternity Block with a midwife station, Antenatal Ward, Delivery Room, Post-natal Ward, Waiting Room, Reproductive Child Health Care Unit, Scan Room, and administrative offices, along with contemporary restroom facilities, reinforces the commitment to enhanced healthcare services.