Coca-Cola Africa Foundation donates to PML, Keta Hospital

Dr. Eric Sifah (third left) receiving the items from Mrs  Ama BawuahCoca-Cola Africa Foundation has donated medical supplies and equipment worth $400,000 to the Princess Marie Louis (PML) Children’s Hospital in Accra and the Keta Hospital in the Volta region.

The donation, which was aimed at supporting the two health institutions to enhance health care delivery, is part of Coca-Cola’s corporate social responsibility programme to assist critical institutions.

The provision of the items, which was a result of a partnership between the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and Medshare, a US based non-governmental organisation, formed part of an annual donation to the two hospitals, in which three containers of supplies and equipment are presented.

Presenting the container full of the items at the PML Children’s Hospital, Mrs. Ama Bawuah, Communications Manager for Coca-Cola Equatorial Africa Region, said the support project, started in 2011, following the company’s adoption of the new threatre at the children’s hospital.

She explained that the donation have over the years been augmented by bio-medical training support provided by Medshare and Coca-Cola, for the proper use of the equipment.

According to her, the equipment and supplies were selected by the Ghana Health Service from the database of Medshare to meet the most urgent needs of the beneficiary hospitals.

“This is our way of giving back to society,” Mrs. Bawuah said, adding that “wherever we do business we do our best to improve health care, education, water supply and other social facilities.”

Dr. Eric Sifah, Medical Superintendent of the PML Children’s Hospital, receiving the items, lauded the continued support from the company.

He said the supplies and equipment have been of immense help in sustaining improved service delivery in the hospital, especially in the operation of the threatre and the provision of emergency treatment.

“We thank you for supporting us to deliver in taking care of the hundreds of children that need medical care,” he said.

Dr. Samuel Kaba, Director for Institutional Care at the Ghana Health Service, in his remarks, also commended Coca-Cola for its increasing assistance for the health sector.

He urged the hospital to reciprocate the gesture by properly utilising the items for the benefit of patients.

By Edmund Mingle

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