OIL donates 100 beds to hospitals in N/R

Mr Kofi Nyarko  (right)  presenting the items  to Hajia Ayishatu Saidu Photo Geoffrey Buta

Mr Kofi Nyarko (right) presenting the items to Hajia Ayishatu Saidu Photo Geoffrey Buta

Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has donated 100 hospital beds to the Northern Regional Directorate of Ghana Health Services for distribution to various hospitals and health facilities in the region.


Mr Kofi Nyarko, former Head of Health Safety, Security and Environment of GOIL who made the presentation yesterday in Tamale said it was part of its social corporate responsibility to the public.


He said the company was very much appreciative of the confidence the general public reposed in it as many patronise its products, adding that management was committed to support in the improvement of the health of the people, especially those in the rural areas.


Mr Nyarko said that their support to the hospitals was to ensure improved quality health delivery in the region.


He noted that many of the health facilities were facing the problem of non availability of beds, hence the donation.


Mr Nyarko added that GOIL recognised the importance of the hospitals in the wellbeing of the citizens and was prepared to assist the health directorate to reduce the high maternal mortality in the country.


Dr Jacob Mahama, Northern Regional Director of Health Services who received the beds on behalf of the hospitals commended GOIL for the gesture.


He said that the donation had come at the right time as many of the hospitals and clinics lacked beds, adding that, “it is sad to see some patients lying on the floor as a result of inadequate beds in some of the health facilities.”


Dr Mahama said that the beds would go a long way to improve quality health care delivery in the region.


Hajia Iddirisu Mariama, Sangarigu District Chief Executive who witnessed the donation admonished authorities of the Ghana Health Service to take good care of the bed and entreated them to use the beds for the purpose for which they were donated.


The DCE also appealed to other companies to emulate the example of GOIL by coming to the aid of health institutions in the region, because many of them lacked basic health tools and equipment.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale.


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