MTN Foundation on Monday donated office equipment to the University of Ghana Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research to help assist in the testing and storage of its data.
The items worth GHc 42,000 are five HP laptops and accessories, two printers (colored and black and white), a dell server, and two Lenovo desktops.
Mr Samuel Koranteng, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, said the donation followed a request from the Institute to help support its administrative work for effective and efficient data management.
He said since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Foundation had presented GHc5 million to support the government’s efforts in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.
Mr Koranteng said the support was for the procurement of medical supplies, which include personal protective equipment and other essentials to support frontline medical staff.
“We have provided data packages for health workers, supported the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and some educational institutions with a free website,” he added.
Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang, the Director of the Institute, commended the Foundation for responding to their requests, adding that the items would help enhance their work on time in the wake of COVID-19.
“The institute has done lots of testing but have challenges in data storage. The items would address these problems and help in speedy release of results”.
He said the Institute would continue to uphold its mandate of providing a specialized diagnostic and research services, saying ‘we are better positioned to deliver on our testing results’.