Vodafone Foundation rescues stranded patients

Accra, Aug. 30, GNA
– Vodafone Ghana in an effort to show commitment to its communities, has
through the Vodafone Foundation paid the medical bills of 300 patients in
various hospitals across the country.

The move which is
part of an annual initiative, “Homecoming”, shows care and affection to needy
patients in different medical centres in Ghana.

According to a
release, Last year, the company paid GH₵30,000.00 to the 37 Military Hospital
to be used to discharge patients who were due but could not afford.

“This year, the
gesture, which was close to GH₵300,000.00, saw a section of Vodafone senior
staff assisting a number of hospitals, including Korle Bu and 37, to bring
smiles on the faces of these insolvent patients.”

Commenting on the
nice gesture, the Corporate Communications Manager, Vodafone Ghana, Ebenezer
Amankwah, said: “The very essence of what the Foundation stands for, is to be a
caring brand by enabling access to resources that promote social change.”

“Homecoming brings
us closer to the community; it gives us reason to see our interventions making
a direct impact in society. These things truly excite us.”

Meanwhile, the
Foundation also donated a number of essential hospital equipment to the
Neonatal Unit of the Essikado Hospital to improve healthcare delivery for
infants in Essikado and neighbouring communities.

The items included
a split lamp, phototherapy unit, oxygen concentrator, 10 oxygen flow meters,
two neonatal resuscitators, sterilization drums and two cord clamps.

GNA

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