In an effort to show commitment to its communities, Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, has paid the medical bills of 300 patients in various hospitals across the country.
The move is part of an annual initiative dubbed; “Homecoming” that shows care and affection to needy patients in different medical centres in Ghana.
Last year, the company paid a sum of GHS30,000 cedis to the 37 Military Hospital to be used to discharge patients who were due but could not afford.
This year, the gesture, which was close to GHS300,000 cedis, saw a section of Vodafone senior staff assisting a number of hospitals, including Korle Bu and 37, to put smiles on the faces of these insolvent patients.
Corporate Communications Manager at Vodafone Ghana, Ebenezer Amankwah, said Vodafone Ghana was very elated to put smiles on the faces of patients who could not afford their hospital bills.
According to him, the essence of Vodafone Ghana Foundation was to be a caring brand.
“The very essence of what the Foundation stands for is to be a caring brand by enabling access to resources that promote social change,” he said.
He added that “Homecoming brings us closer to the community; it gives us reason to see our interventions making a direct impact in society. These things truly excite us.”
Meanwhile, the Foundation also donated a number of essential hospital equipment to the Neonatal Unit of the Essikado Hospital to improve healthcare delivery for infants in Essikado and neighbouring communities.
The items included a split lamp, phototherapy unit, oxygen concentrator, 10 oxygen flow meters, 2 neonatal resuscitators, sterilisation drums, 2 cord clamps, amongst others.
Source: Ghana/todaygh.com/Evans Obiri Appiah