Breast Care international, Ghana (BCI), with support from US-based Direct Relief, donated life-saving medication worth $30 million to 26 health institutions across Ghana. The medication included Amoxicillin, Naproxen, Divalproex sodium, Torsemide, Losartam Potassium, and Amlodipine Besylate.

President of BCI and CEO of Peace and Love Hospital Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai She said the donation was part of the two institutions’ efforts to support healthcare in deprived communities. She descried the significant investment in costly, life-saving medication by Direct Relief as reflective of the confidence the nonprofit reposes in the management of BCI and Peace and Love Hospitals.

Dr. Wiafe commended Direct Relief for its sustained benevolence, pointing out that, as philanthropic institutions, BCI  would not rest on its oars until accessible healthcare for all becomes a reality.

Officials from beneficiary healthcare institutions appealed to government to provide tax waivers and concessions on these life-saving imports, saying the prohibitive import duties and port charges does not augur well for frequent shipments of charitable medical equipment and supplies.

Credits: | Godwin A. Allotey