The Petroleum Ladies Association (PELA) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has donated assorted items worth GH¢11,000 to the Reconstruction Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (RPSBC) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The items included 252 bedsheets and pillow cases, lactated ringer and gauze bandage.
Presenting the items, the president of PELA, Maame Yaa Edusei, said the donation formed part of the group’s 20th anniversary celebration and also as their social corporate responsibility.
She said that, the Ghana Health Service alone could not supply all logistics the health centres needed and, therefore, called on other organisations to emulate its effort.
She said the group was formed in July 1993 to promote the welfare of the female staff working at the GNPC.
Receiving the items on behalf of the centre, the director of the RPSBC, Opoku-Ware Ampomah thanked the group for its presentation and said indeed, some things need to be replaced at the centre.
He said burn cases were rejected in the country but most deaths that occur in every year were caused by burns.
He noted that from 2011 most burn cases reported to the centre were caused by petrochemical products, adding that Ghanaians need to be careful with the handling of such products.
Mr Ampomah appealed to corporate organisations to help the centre to develop a better Intensive Care Unit because the facilities could not treat serious burn patients brought to the centre. By Ernestina A Boateng