Gold Coast, a subsidiary of Groupe Nduom, has put a smile on the faces of the children’s department of the Accra Ridge and the Accra Psychiatric Hospitals. The preferred Best Fund Manager, 2016 – Gold Coast, donated bags of locally produced rice, Edwumawura Rice, assorted drinks, gallons of oil, cartons of mineral and undisclosed cash amount to the two hospitals, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. Donating the items, the Chief Executive Officer of Gold Coast, Kwame Ofori Asomaning, said that they were aware of the difficulties that the hospital, especially the children’s department were saddled with.
Meanwhile, at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, the same items and cash were donated, but there was also clothing for the inmates. Receiving the donation, the Deputy Director of Nursing Nurses, Dr. Emmanuel Pappoe, revealed that the facility is distressed, and called on philanthropists and other corporate bodies, to support them regularly. He said government’s annual subvention was inadequate to cater for the inmates, whose needs are always unmet. Dr. Pappoe also said that, out of the current number of 420 inmates, only a handful of families visit their patients. He lamented that, some people also gave them wrong telephone numbers and home addresses, so they were unable to get in touch anytime they need them.
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