The Association of Financial Institutions (ASSOFIN) of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), as part of its Pre May day event has donated assorted items worth almost GHC75,000 to the Pantang Hospital in Accra.
The items were 200 high density latex foam mattresses with mackintosh covered, 200 bags of rice, 80 gallons of liquid soap, 100 loaves of bread, toiletries, detergents, amongst others.
Mr Solomon Kotei, the General Secretary ICU, said the donation was expected to help relieve the hospital of its financial burden and insufficient supply of logistics, which the hospital lacked.
He said: “Any derailment in the normal way of one’s brain could take anybody there, and it is a home that anybody at all can become a patient at that clinic, it is not a home where we will say they are ostracized and they cannot be part of the society hence we need to give them the maximum support.”
He therefore called on Ghanaians not to despise the sick but make it a priority to invest in these hospitals.
“We have been doing it every prior May day to choose any of the hospitals and support them, there are times we go and help in cleaning, painting and this year we focused on Pantang Hospital”, he said.
He lauded the National Investment Bank, Bank of Ghana and Societe Generale Ghana who in diverse ways contributed to the success of the progarmme.
Dr Leveana Gyimah, a Senior Psychiatrist, who received the items on behalf of the Hospital, said the donation was timely and would make a favourable impact on the health delivery efforts of the hospital.
She commended the organisation for the gesture and called on other benevolent institutions and philanthropist to support the hospital.
The event witnessed 200 staff members participating in a health walk dubbed: “Walk For Life” which started from the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School, through some principal streets to the Pantang Hospital, to make the donation.
Amidst brass band music and dancing, the contingents displaced placards some of which read: “The Sick needs your care”, “Healthy Life Happy Life”, “Love Cures, Smile to the Sick”, “Say No to Alcohol” and “Go to the Doctor for Prescription”
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