The First Sky Group, a road construction firm, has presented a cheque for GH¢2million to the Renal Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, to support its operations.
The company also made a presentation a brand new Toyota Hilux pickup to the unit.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Mr. Eric Seddy Kuttortse, who made the presentation yesterday, said it was part of their corporate social responsibility.
He said this year, the company had decided to give out 30 per cent of its income for humanitarian relief to help the needy in the society.
Mr. Kuttortse said the GH¢2million would be used as seed fund for treatment for patients at the unit.
“We will assign auditors who will work with the hospital quarterly, to know the amount needed to ensure the free treatment of all”, he added.
Mr. Kuttorste said the vehicle would assist the hospital to locate old persons with renal cases to be given treatment at the hospital.
“I and my family have also donated GH¢650,000 covering the debt of over 500 patients at the unit, who cannot afford to pay for their dialysis.” he added.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital, Dr. Roberta Lamptey, who received the donation, commended the company for their kind gesture, stating that it would go a long way to support the dialysis unit.
She assured that the donation would be used for its intended purposes.
The Head of the Renal Unit of the hospital, Dr. Vincent Boima, said the disease was on the ascendancy as a result of hypertension related cases.
He urged the public to check on their blood pressure regularly at any health facility.
By Ernestina A. Boateng