The General Officer Commanding (GOC) Northern Command, Brigadier General Moses Mohammed Aryee has commissioned an Ultra-modern Operating Theatre for 6 Medical Reception Station and a Conference Hall on Friday, 16 July 2021 at the 6 Infantry Battalion, Tamale.
The GOC did the commissioning on behalf of the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah as part of his ongoing developmental projects and transformation of various units in the Ghana Army.
The Operating Theatre was constructed at a cost of GH ¢290,000 and is equipped with modern medical equipment such as Anesthesia Machine, Operating Lamp, Operating Bed, Oxygen Generators and Patient Monitor Machine.
The Manager for Bank of Ghana Tamale Branch, Mr Abdul Aziz acknowledged the importance of this military facility and commended the Contractor and his Team for their role in bringing these projects to completion.
He added that, Bank of Ghana over the years have enjoyed partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces which include security protection as well as air lifting of currency to other branches across the country.
In commissioning the project, the GOC said the medical station will deliver surgical healthcare needs to the Garrison and the public as well as reduce the surgical referral cases to 37 Military Hospital.
The GOC later commissioned a 300 capacity multi-purpose Auditorium with modern spacious seating facilities which he indicated is suitable for all military gatherings such as durbars, assemblies wet-parade and social gatherings among others.
The GOC commended the Commanding Officer 6 Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Boamah for his zeal and tenacity for completing the Conference Hall project and other projects he took from his predecessor.
He also entreated All Ranks and other staff to take very good care of these facilities by ensuring proper maintenance of the place. He thanked all other stakeholders, Officers, Men and Civilian Employees in 6Bn and families for helping in one way or the other in completing this project.
In attendance were the Commander Army Training Command (ATRAC), Brigadier General Barimah Brako Owusu, Principal Staff Officers of the Headquarters Northern Command, Commanding Officer 6th Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Boamah, Commanding Officer Airborne Force, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Kwasi Adum-Atta, Officers and Men of 6 Garrison as well as their families.