Mobile telecommunication network, Vodafone Ghana, has paid the medical bills of over 300 patients in various hospitals across the country.
Beneficiaries of this noble gesture included infants and the elderly who had spent days, weeks and in some cases months in hospitals like Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, 37 Military Hospital and other selected hospital across the country.
According to Corporate Communications Manager at Vodafone Ghana, Ebenezer Amankwah, the move was part of Vodafone’s annual initiative dubbed: “Homecoming.”
He said “Homecoming,” is an initiative by Vodafone to show care and affection to needy patients in different medical centres across the country.
Mr. Amankwah, who led a team, including journalists to visit the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, noted that Vodafone was elated to come to the aid of the needy patients.
“The very essence of what Vodafone stands for is to be a caring brand by enabling access to resources that promote social change,” he said.
He added that “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.”
He pledged the communication giant’s continued support for the less-privileged in our society.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Suzzy Lamptey commended Vodafone Ghana for the support.
“On behalf of all the patients I want to thank Vodafone Ghana for taking care of our bills and sending us home, we really appreciate what Vodafone Ghana has done by rescuing us all,” she said.
Last year, Vodafone paid a sum of GHS30, 000 for patients and 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.
Story by Evans Obiri Appiah