The almost GH¢ 50,000.00 worth donated items included 20 big bags of rice, two bags of maize, one bag of beans, one bag of sugar, more than 600 boxes of anti-fungal and bacterial creams, three gallons of cooking oil, 360 cakes of bathing soap, 216 packs of sanitary towels, boxes of blood tonic and 20 loaves of bread.
Mr Ben Tetteh, General Manager, Marketing of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited, who presented the items on behalf of the Group, said the organisation undertook the step because of the patients.
He appealed to other non-governmental organisations to assist the hospital because it lacks variety of things that are necessary to promote its effective operation.
Speaking about the upcoming general election, Mr Tetteh said even though the youth keep complaining about lack of jobs, organisations like the Tobinco Group cannot employ people when there is no peace, hence the need to maintain the prevailing phenomenon in the country.
Mrs Millicent Akoto, Executive Director of the Tobinco Foundation, a charitable arm of the Group, which was the main actor of the exercise said the step was just one of the body’s way of helping the poor, needy and the vulnerable in the society.
“The Foundation is like a mother with very big breasts or enough breastmilk that can be adequate for all its children, and therefore we will never stop helping our society because that is what we are made of,” she said.
Dr Pinaman Appau, Director of the Hospital who received the items on behalf of the Hospital expressed gratitude to the Group for paying heed to the appeal.
“Yes, we appealed to the Group for help when we run short of items like food stuff, drugs and toiletries and they did not turn their backs on us,” she said.
Mr Albert Kwabena Dwumfuor, General Manager of Atinka FM, another subsidiary of the Group assured Authorities of the Hospital that the items were presented to support the Hospital in the short term, adding that the organisation would put in more measures in place to support the medical entity in the long term.
Source: GNA/News Ghana