SIF donates medical items to orthopedic centre

OTC PIXThe Shalom Indigenous Foundation (SIF), a charitable wing of the Bible Baptist Church in Madina, has presented various medical items to the Orthopedic Training Centre (OTC) in Nsawam, in the Eastern Region.

The items, valued at GH¢2,500 include two wheel chairs, a box of nose mask, 12 pairs of crutches, eight walkers and seven Iron cane walkers.

The OTC is dedicated to rehabilitating persons with various forms of physical disabilities.

Presenting the items, the president of SIF, Reverend Noah T. Quarshie, said his outfit was inspired by the tremendous work being done at the centre.

He called on the government to set up a special fund to support the operations of OTC since they provided critical services in the country.

Rev. Quarshie appealed to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to expedite action on the processing of recommendation letters to facilitate timely granting of import exemption by the Ministry of Finance, saying the delay hampered the clearance of goods meant for charity.

According to him, most faith-based non-governmental organisations in the country were confronted with that challenge which subsequently curtailed their benevolent efforts.

The Public Relations Officer of OTC, Ms Gloria Williston, who received the items, thanked SIF for the gesture.

She said the centre was committed to the rehabilitation of persons with physical disabilities, especially children, and encouraged parents with such children to seek their services, whether or not they had the means.

Ms Williston also urged the government to pay attention to the needs of the physically challenged; stressing that government should fully implement disability-friendly laws in the country to make them feel a sense of belonging.

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