Prof Frimpong-Boateng wins ‘Legend of the Year’ award

By Lorlornyofm April 17, 2017 04:42

Prof Frimpong-Boateng wins ‘Legend of the Year’ award

Celebrated heart-surgeon and Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has been recognized for his distinguished medical practice over the past two-and-a-half decades.

He was presented with the ‘Legend of the Year’ award at the “2017 People’s Choice Practitioners Awards” held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, in Kumasi, and attended by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

For his prize, he received a gold medal and brass bust. In addition, a yet to be determined first aid facility, would be named after him.

A citation accompanying the award read, “With an extreme can-do spirit, you were poised to initiate the seemingly impossible dream regardless of the numerous conspicuous obstacles and lack of resources.

Through your unstoppable dream, Ghana now boats of a world-class Cardiothoracic Centre, Red Cross Society and Heart Foundation.”

Seventeen (17) other individuals and organizations were also honoured at the ceremony, the first ever to be organized by the Media Men Ghana Limited – a Consulting Firm.

They included Prof Sir Joseph Acheampong, a Specialist in Internal Medicine, Dr. Ellen Boakye and Dr. Tabitha Botwe, both General Medical Practitioners, Dr. Agyekum Addo, a Pharmacist, Ms. Faustian Tengye, a Nurse, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Pediatokorpe Hospital

and Pfizer a Pharmaceutical Company.

Unity Television and Vodafone – a telecommunications company, were also rewarded for contributing to the growth of the health sector.

Their prizes included sash, citations and certificates.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu applauded the awardees for their service to humanity and encouraged them to continue to do more to save lives.

He asked that healthcare providers showed compassion for the sick and upheld high standards of professionalism.

He suggested to the organizers to strive to institutionalize the event to serve as a motivation for healthcare practitioners.

Dr. Benedicta Ohene-Manu, Managing Director of Media Men Ghana Limited, said the goal was to inspire health professionals to work with passion and dedication to bring relief to their patients.

Source: GNA

By Lorlornyofm April 17, 2017 04:42
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