PURC supports 2 health facilities

As part of activities to mark its 25th anniversary, later this year, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) yesterday presented hospital consumables to two health facilities.

They were the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital in the Akuapim North District in the Eastern region, and the Shai-Osudoku District Hospital, in the Greater Accra region.

The consumables included compressor nebulisers, non-contact infrared thermometers, catheters, gloves, face masks, mops, detergents, toiletries, syringes and needles.

Mrs Nancy Atiemo, Legal Director, PURC, presenting the donation, said that the commission in celebrating its anniversary was focused on fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

“The commission’s mandate is to protect the interests of utility companies and consumers. And we feel that concentrating on CSRs at this timewill show the consumer side of what we do,” she added.

For that reason, Mrs Atiemo said the PURC was providing mechanised bore holes to educational institutions, consumables and some fittings to hospitals to show appreciation for the support that they provided to the communities.

She said that the presentation to the hospitals particularly was to enhance quality health care delivery in the districts.

Speaking on the announcement of the tariff review, the PURC legal director indicated that the commission always held the interests of both utilities and consumers in “very fair and fine balance.”

“So people should know that the commission will work in their best interest,” Mrs Atiemo added.

The Director of the Shai-Osudoku District Hospital, Dr Kennedy Brightson, commended the PURC for extending its kind gesture to the hospital.

“You don’t only regulate but you augment and you have augmented our activities by providing these items,” he noted.

Dr Brightson emphasised that the nebulisers provided by the commission would help the hospital’s asthmatic centre at its emergency unit which “takes continuous care of our asthmatics.”

The Head of Administration at the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Maxwell Larbi, expressed the hospital’s gratitude to the PURC, and assured that the items would be used for their intended purposes in order to enhance health care delivery.

He indicated that the presentation signalled the beginning of a partnership between the hospital and the commission, adding that the doors of the hospital were always opened to the commission.

PHOTO BY EBO GORMAN

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