Patience Gbeze, GNA
Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – The Ghana Gas Company
has donated a cheque totalling GH¢100,000.00 to the Childhood Cancer Unit of
the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to help with
The Childhood Cancer Unit received GH¢60,000.00
to support children on dialysis and other cancer related operations while the
Accra Psychiatric Hospital received GH¢40,000.00 to assist in its
Professor Ebenezer Badoe, the Head of the
Child Health Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, received the cheque
on behalf of the Unit, while Dr Pinaman Appau, the Director of the Accra
Psychiatric Hospital, received on its behalf.
Dr Ben Asante, the Chief Executive Officer of
the Ghana National Gas Company, said the Company was moved by the peculiar
challenges facing the two institutions, hence their decision to support them to
take part of their burden off.
He said the donation was a seed that they
sowed to establish relationship with the two facilities.
“This is our modest contribution but we do
hope it will continue to be part of our Corporate Social Responsibility,” Dr
“This is also to tell them how we appreciate
their sacrifices in giving care to their patients.”
Prof. Badoe expressed gratitude for the
gesture, which, he said, would facilitate treatment as well as relief to the
parents of the children.
Dr Appau, on her part, said Authorities of the
Accra Psychiatric Hospital had been trying hard to renovate the facility, which
had not seen any major rehabilitation since 1906, when the Hospital was
established, and commended the National Gas Company for the assistance.
She said the facility had infrastructure
challenges, especially the wards, sewerage system as well as medication and
appealed to corporate institutions to go to their aid to provide quality
healthcare to the public.