Crystal Ladies Association of Ghana, a Tema-based women’s none governmental organization with an ultimate aim of supporting under privileged children in the country during the weekend presented several quantities of food items and personal care consumables valued at GHC15,000,00 to the Accra Children’s Hospital at a short ceremony in Accra.
The items presented include bags of perfume rice, detergent, toiletries, gallons of cooking oil, diapers and bottled water were purchased with contributions made by the members.
They also presented a cheque for Ghc2000 to the hospital to enable management of the hospital to purchase some of the essential items needed at the emergency ward.
Shortly after the presentation, members of the association were conducted round the various wards to interact and share biscuits, drinks and baby diapers among patients at the ward.
Established five years ago, Crystal Ladies Association has been donating through its annual charity program in which they donate to children’s ward of chosen health facilities.
Presenting the items the President of the Association Mrs Joyce Adu -Amanning said the leadership of the Association identified children facing malnutrition as an area to channel their support through.
She said the members were worried about the number of children facing malnutrition in the country which according to her should not be the case, especially in the 21st century.
She pledged her Association’s continuous support for malnourished children in the country.
Madam Adu-Amanning disclosed that the Association will come out with a program which will focus on girl-child education with special emphasis on brilliant but needy girls to sponsor.
Senior Nursing Officer of the Children’s Ward Madam Gasinu praised the Association for the gesture as it will go a long way in their quest to deliver quality health care for children.
She revealed that the two phototherapy machines used to treat newborn babies with jaundice is faulty, compelling the health facility to transfer patients to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.
He has therefore appealed for assistance to get a new machine for the Children’s Hospital.