GB Foods Ghana, manufacturer of Gino tomato mix and Gino branded food products, commissioned a newly built Wellness Centre for Ga East Municipal Hospital at Kwabenya in Accra. The commissioning of the GHS50,000-facility was held to coincide with the first anniversary of Ga East Municipal Hospital.
The Wellness Centre will support the hospital to attend to the needs of individuals who walk in to seek basic diagnostic services and comprehensive advice on how to live and maintain healthy lifestyles. Dr. The Centre will give the public the opportunity to get tested and to receive counseling on common medical conditions without necessarily queuing through the general outpatients unit.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, General Manager of GB Foods Ghana Mr. David Afflu remarked that the COVID-19 pandemic had taught us about the importance of daily healthy living. Mr. Afflu explained the rationale for the support provided by GB Foods Ghana:
“Our decision to provide a Wellness Center for the Ga East Municipal Hospital is borne out of our Purpose, ‘Celebrating local flavours,’ which is to empower each of the local communities we belong to and to bring out these authentic flavours. This includes taking action to make a difference to the communities we belong… At GB Foods, we have learnt over the years how special it is to enjoy good, nutritious food and even more importantly, how food can explain and strengthen our traditions, our culture, our roots and the richness of our land.”
Medical Superintendent of Ga East Municipal Hospital Dr. Ebenezer Oduro Mensah remarked that GB Foods had proven to be a true partner. He commended the company for keeping its word, responding promptly to the hospital’s request for support in the previous year, and for the quick turn around of the project.
Ga East Municipal Hospital has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana, dedicating the past one year solely to managing patients infected with the virus. The Wellness Center provided by GB Foods Ghana complement the many facilities of the hospital, including; theatres, delivery rooms, emergency and casualty units.