The Ghana Medical association (GMA) has extended its generosity to the Tamale central Prisons by offering free medical screening to warders and inmates at the facility.
The GMA said it spent GHC 25,000 on the health screening, fed the inmates and donated some medical supplies to the infirmary at the prisons. It included a cash of GHC 4000 to help address some of the prison’s financial needs.
President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Frank Ankobea led some of the members including Dr. Braimah Abubakari, divisional secretary of the GMA in the Northern Region, to make the presentation to authorities of the Tamale prisons.
According to GMA president, the gesture formed part of the Associations’ 61st Annual General Conference, to be hosted in Tamale, which is under the theme: “The health of prisoners and other vulnerable groups in Ghana; the realities and expectations.”
The Chairman of the Prisons council, Most Rev. Peter Paul Y. Angkyier, who is also Catholic Bishop of the Damongo Diocese of the Catholic Church, expressed his appreciation to the GMA.
Receiving the medical supplies and other donation on behalf of the inmates, a Deputy Director of Prisons in charge of the Tamale central Prison, Yaw Tannor thanked their benefactors the GMA and appealed for more support from other public spirited individuals, groups and organizations.