In recognition of her hard work and diligence, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, presented a new car to a midwife at the Battor Catholic Hospital.
The legislator made the remarks at Ghana’s World Contraception Day celebration in 2021, which was held at Battor.
Beatrice Blessing Obidieh, the nurse, is the facility’s longest-serving midwife.
She was given a fully loaded 2015 Toyota Prius hybrid model. He hoped that her work would inspire other health workers in the district to do their jobs well.
“Auntie Beatrice as she’s affectionately known has rendered inspirational service at the Battor Catholic Hospital since 2003. The 53-year-old product of Atibie Midwifery Training School came highly recommended by all her colleagues, doctors and administrative staff who were unanimous during my quiet background checks that she has been phenomenal, dedicated, selfless and a quintessential role model to the younger generation,” the Member of Parliament said in a Facebook post.
“I hope her sterling example and our token of appreciation will motivate other health workers posted to our district from elsewhere as in the case of Auntie Beatrice to accept their postings, stay with us and not be fixated on seeking transfers to bigger cities,” Ablakwa added.
This is not the first time the MP has backed the facility or its employees.
He and his family recently donated to the facility funds received during the funeral of his father, Theophilus Brown.
Following his victory in the 2020 parliamentary elections, he paid the hospital’s children’s ward’s medical bills in full.
In the past, he has given the hospital vehicles and equipment worth GHC100,000, such as incubators, baby cots, theatre beds, a suction machine, an autoclave machine, and a phototherapy machine.