A naming and unveiling ceremony has been held at the 37 Military Hospital, Accra, on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, to archive the memories of certain personnel, both dead and alive, who rendered meritorious services to the health institution, the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the nation as a whole.
To execute justice to the saying, “a nation that does not honour its heroes (and heroines) is not worth dying for,” the hospital administration, under the aegis of the military high command, presented citations to, and, also named blocks, center, departments, rooms, school, streets, units and wards after 16 ex-workers.
Ostensibly famous among the honourees was Solomon KwabenaAttahKumah – aka “AttahMortuaryman”, who passed on in June 2011 after serving the Anatomical Pathological Unit of the hospital for 42 years, a widely acclaimed friend of Ghana’s former President, HE Jerry John Rawlings.
The ceremony attracted the full participation of the military high command, with the presence of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) – Lt Gen Obed BoamahAkwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) – Maj Gen William Azure Ayamdo, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) – Vice Admiral Peter Kofi Faido, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) – Air Vice Marshall Maxwell Matsebi-Tei Nagai and Chief of Staff – Rear Admiral Moses Beick-Baffour.
The Trauma & Surgical Emergency Unit has been named after Late Brig G.K.Deh, and so are the following; Brig Gen Albert BoakyeGyening – Hospital Basic School, Late Brig Gen Daniel AmpaduTwum – Out Patient Department Complex, Brig Gen John ManteyWadhwani – Department of Anatomical Pathology, Brig Gen JM Ayettey – Intensive Care/Burns Unit.
Others are Late Col JBB Asafu-Adjaye – Board Room, Col Edwin Andrew Afari – Public Health Division, Col Gladys GiftyOsei – Gynaecology Emergency Unit, Col Florence Forson – Reproduction and Health Centre, Col TheresahOfori-Akuffo – Paediatric Emergency Unit, Late Lt Col Victoria Christian – Army Nursing Services Mess (ANSMESS).
The rest are Lt Col Gladys Okwaning – Administration Block, Lt Col Edith Tamakloe – Allied Ward, Late Senior Warrant Officer NeindowIddrisu – Dispensary Gate to NTC Gate Street, Warrant Officer Class 1, Sefordzi Aloysius – Main Gate to Dispensary Gate Street and late Solomon AttahKumah (AttahMortuaryman) – Relatives Waiting Area, Department of Anatomical Pathology.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Kofi Ampeah-Woode, 37 Military Hospital, Accra