Melcom Care Foundation, a charitable organisation under the Melcom Group of Companies, donated medical refrigerators to ten hospitals and healthcare facilities in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regional capitals of Ghana. Beneficiaries included Achimota Hospital, Nyaho Medical Centre, 37 Military Hospital, Police Hospital, National Cardiothoracic Centre, Tema General Hospital, Inkoom Hospital, Adabraka Polyclinic and South Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi.
Mr. Godwin Avenorgbo, Group Director of Melcom, said the support of the healthcare institutions were meant to commemorate the birthday of the late chairman of the Melcom Group, Mr. Bhagwan Ramchand Khubchandani. Mr. Avenorgbo said the support met the cherished desire of the late Mr. Khubchadani.
“Today’s assignment is to distribute medical refrigerators to medical facilities selected across board, both public and private to meet his long cherished desire to contribute to the welfare of the Ghanaian and all residents in Ghana.”Mr. Godwin Avenorgbo | Group Director of Melcom
Acknowledgement & Gratitude
Specialist Surgeon and Medical Superintendent at Achimota Hospital, Dr. David Kwabena Okoh, described the assistance provided by JL Properties as an answered prayer. Dr. Okoh underlined the importance of the serenity of the environment to the patient recovery process. He noted that refurbishment and equipment would improve patient experience at the hospital. “When it comes to health, you also need the serenity of the environment to be good, it helps in the recovery.
“So health[care and patient recovery] is not just about giving injections. That total sense of calmness is also very important. So with what they’ve done [i.e. JL Properties], I believe that when patients walk in, when they lie on the bed, they’re going to be calm, they’re going to have that serene, nice environment, and it is going to improve their recuperation and healing process,” Dr. Okoh explained.
Dr. Samuel Otu-Nyarko, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Officer in-charge of the Public Health Department at the Police Hospital and representatives of beneficiary institutions received the package of fridges and thanked Melcom Care Foundation for the support. Dr. Otu-Nyarko assured Melcom Group that the fridges would be used diligently to deliver on their intended purposes.
“The presentation of these pharmaceutical refrigerators will help us in the storage of vaccines and other drugs that we will receive and I say kudos to the Melcom Care Foundation.”Dr. Samuel Otu-Nyarko | Officer in-charge, Public Health Department, Police Hospital
The institutional representatives underlined their need for more bed space and adequate electrocardiographs and appealed for support from organizations and civic-spirited individuals.