Retail chain, Melcom, has supported education and health facilities in parts of the country as part of celebrations to mark 25 years of business.
Under the umbrella of the Melcom Care Foundation, the 29 retail outlets that make up the “Melcom Group of Companies” declared a one year outreach programme to giving back to society from 2013 culminating into a climax in October this year — the Silver Jubilee Year.
“In order to ensure that the celebrations impact on Ghana’s development efforts, two key areas of welfare support have been identified and are being pursued during the year. These are Education and Health”, said Mr. Godwin Avenorgbo, Director of Communications at Melcom Group.
He revealed that Melcom Care has lent support to the needy and underprivileged children through an Education sponsorship project that supports such children from basic to tertiary level of education. The company as built for communities.
Also, assistance has been given for medical care to many in critical health conditions.
“In recent times also, Melcom Care has focused attention on giving support in equipment provision to Health Centres:
An Ambulance to the 37 Military Hospital.
Renovation of the Maternity Ward of the 37 Military Hospital.
Donation of Wheel Chairs, Crutches and purifiers to Korie Bu Teaching Hospital and others, to make patient care and movement less painful.
Sponsorship of Blood Donation campaign yielding 639 pints of blood in support of the National Blood Service on 30th July”, he said.
He said Melcom will continue also donate wheel chairs, chairs and clutches to five health care Institutions.
“In addition, we will also make a joint donation in the name of Unilever as manufacturers and Melcom as distributor of ‘Pure it’ purifier to each of the health care institutions”, Mr. Godwin Avenorgbo said.
The institutions that have been listed for these donations are, the Ridge Hospital, Achimota Hospital, La General Hospital, The Police Hospital and Lekma Hospital.
“We are aware that these in themselves will by no means resolve the burden of health care and equipment inadequacy but it is a small beginning that can, through cooperation, lead us to the bigger health service inputs for the benefit of Ghanaians. It is the hope of management that good care will be taken of the items donated for patient care so that adding on will increase the numbers rather that replace same”, he said.
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