Lamtiig Apenga presents the items to Brigadier General EC Saka Jnr
The Rotary Club of Accra-Labone has distributed 100 wheelchairs to various medical facilities in the country.
The 37 Military Hospital in Accra received 30 wheelchairs last Friday.
Presenting the items to the Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, Brigadier General EC Saka Jnr., the President of the Rotary Club of Accra-Labone, Lamtiig Apenga, said the donation formed part of a project dubbed, ‘Wheel for Hope.’
According to him, the club was touched to make public appeals for donations in cash or kind due to various reports from the hospitals.
Mr Apenga disclosed that through the contributions, the club raised funds for the purchase of 100 wheelchairs.
“With the support of G2 Laboratory Services, and other institutions and voluntary contributions from ordinary Ghanaians along the streets, the Club has so far distributed 80 wheelchairs to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and Polyclinic, and 37 Military Hospital.
According to him, Rotarians are professionals with different backgrounds who have come together to share their experiences and mobilize resources to give hope to vulnerable members of society.
Brigadier General EC Saka lauded the Rotarians for the donation, describing it as a welcome relief to the hospital staff, who had to improvise previously.
According to him, facilities in all departments of the referral hospital are outmoded and need urgent replacement before calamity occurs.
“We are left out of any corporate donation to medical facilities on grounds that everything is well with us but only the heavens can describe the ordeal our staff go through as they attend to patients. We are further challenged by the nature of our calling as military personnel not to embark on industrial action as others do, but the time has come for us to call a spade by its name,” he said.
The military officer, in an emotional mood, also called for assistance to construct staff bungalows and hostel for nursing mothers in the facility.
Members of staff commute from very far places and this is not the best for a hospital which would celebrate its 75th anniversary soon, he added.
The CEO of G2 Medical Laboratory, Gershon Sekley, reiterated the importance of donating to vulnerable members of society and institutions such as hospitals and schools.
Sharing our widow’s mite over a period contributes to making the world a better place to live,” Mr Sekley stated.
By Solomon Ofori