As part of its efforts of improving Ghana’s health sector, Seaweld Engineering, Ghana’s indigenous Oil and Gas Service company has embarked on another benevolent exercise by donating some valuable equipment and medical accessories to 23 hospitals in five regions across the country.
The items was donated by Geneva Cantonal University Hospital in collaboration with Madam Gertrude Nimako-Boateng, a renowned International Trade Lawyer who made the case for the equipment for Ghana.
Seaweld Engineering Limited facilitated the freight of the goods from Switzerland to Ghana and custom duties.
Presenting the items, the Chief Executive officer of Seaweld Engineering, Mr. Alfred Fafali Adagbedu,noted that the donation forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility in addressing the health needs good of Ghana.
“What we are doing this donation in partnership with the donors in order to support government’s efforts in ensuring that, a conducive ambiance is being created for the hard working medical personnel,” he said.
According to him, the equipment, was not meant for only government institutions; but also to support private health institutions who are working assiduously to improve healthcare delivery in the remote areas where government’s strength could not reach..
“To us at Seaweld, giving back to society is not a matter of choice, but a call to duty to lend a helping hand to those who need it and we will solicit the support of our donors such as Geneva Cantonal University Hospital and well-meaning Ghanaians such as Madam Gertrude Nimako-Boateng.”
Adding that Oil and Gas discovery in Ghana should not been seen as the only benefit to Ghana as we work to ensure that beyond the revenue that accrue to the state for national development, but Ghanaians playing within the space, creating and sharing with members of their immediate community.
Since our arrival in Ghana as oil and gas servicing company, we have contributed our quota to the health, education, social and other sectors of the economy.
This he said, in 2010, the company provided shelter, food and medications for over thirty (30) mentally challenged inmates in the Western Region. The offer is still operational and financially supported by Seaweld.
The items donated include: Digital Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor, Patient Monitor, Ophtalmometre de javal 900, Pump iv Infusion Pilote c, Refractometer prk 6000, external ultrasound probe ust 990 5, Ophthalmic pendulum table, Sphygmomanometer, Ziehm vista c-arm, Ziehm vista c-arm monitor cart.
The rest are Electronic chair, separation mobile, Cardiotocography m 1353 a viridia ip 50, Gynecological chair golem gol 6et, ultrasound ssd 4000, electrocardiograph at 102, Incubator of intensive care giraffe Omni bed, Incubator of intensive care giraffe Omni bed, Microscope labor lux, Microscope standard 14 sphygmomanometer, Ziehm vista c-arm.
The accessories include : dresses for nurses, Patients ware, laboratory jacket, bed sheets, baby towel and mesh, and napkins. This is part of its social investment that directly affects the lives of the people.
More so, in 2012, Seaweld Engineering visited the Pediatric Ward of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Referral Hospital for rehabilitation and presentation of similar equipment, bed sheets and other accessories as well as items that will equip the ward and also make it interesting for the children and care givers.