Enterprise Group (Insurance company) has donated GH¢85,000 to the Plastic and Burns Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to cater for the treatment of the June 3 disaster victims.
This was done in partnership with South African based company, Sanlam Group, as part of efforts to bring relief to the affected victims.
Out of the amount, GH¢50,000 will be used to provide the immediate healthcare needs of the patients while the remaining GH¢35,000 would be used to purchase an infusion pump for the centre.
Accra was hit by torrential rains on Wednesday, June 3, which submerged parts of the city. An explosion at the Goil Filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circles also claimed over 150 lives.
Presenting the cheque, the Group Chief Executive of the company, Mr Keli Gadzekpo, said the move was aimed at uplifting the spirit of those injured and providing them with some relief in their trying moments.
“For us, we like to think of ourselves as a company which is in its finest moment when things are quite difficult. In this case it happens to be flood and fire. You do not need to be a client of Enterprise to feel the impact and enjoy the advantage of enterprise. We are a good corporate citizen; we could not sit back and watch and not contribute something to help the victims,” he said.
A Consultant at the centre, Dr Albert Paintsil, received the donation and expressed gratitude to Enterprise Group for their kindness.
“Definitely, it will help them get well sooner. They have given us money for the purchase of consumables that will help in dressing their wounds, and that for a burns patient is very important,” he said.
He also shed more light on the infusion pump that funds had been set aside for.
“The pump is an instrument that delivers a set amount of IV fluid or drip within a certain time. Once you lose your skin, you also lose fluid, and it is not only water; you can even lose nutrients and blood. With this machine, we are likely to calculate the amount of fluid a burnt patient loses when the burns are severe and replace exactly what has been lost,” he said.