Dr. Fredrick Kwatey taking officials of GLICO General round the new ward.
GLICO General, as part of its 10th anniversary celebration, has renovated the female orthopedic ward of the Accident Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).
The 23-bed ward, which was previously rejected by patients because of its deplorable state, has been refurbished at the cost of GH¢100,000.
The floors were tiled, portions of the roof were changed, and the toilets and baths were redesigned.
Nana Efua Rockson, Group Head Corporate Affairs & Marketing, speaking on behalf of GLICO, said the insurance company constituted a committee for the celebration which suggested that the ward be rehabilitated as part of the 10th anniversary.
“As we searched around, and we decided to settle on Korle Bu because we are in the heart of Accra and Korle Bu is the biggest place to show love,” she said.
She said the members of the committee were directed to the female orthopedic ward at the accident department to undertake the renovation project in August 2016.
She was happy that the refurbished female ward had been handed over to the hospital management.
Dr. Fredrick Kwatey, Head of Department of Accident Center, said the ward, prior to the renovation, was in an appalling state and patients refused to stay there.
He said it was a very difficult situation and management planned to raise funds to support the renovation of the ward.
Dr. Kwatey said while the fund raising process was going on, GLICO fortunately came to their rescue.
“While we were mobilizing funds, I was in my office when two gentlemen from GLICO came to ask if they might be of help to the department, so I brought them to Ward C and they agreed to help renovate this place,” he said.
He said the new ward would greatly improve health delivery at the hospital.
Dr. Roberta Lamptey, Acting Medical Director, KBTH, who represented the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), was grateful for the king gesture.
“At least our female clients will have a better place for recovery. We, at KBTH, believe our patients deserve the best so we put them first and we are grateful that you will help us improve on our services,” she said.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri