To reciprocate the good care she received at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, an accident victim, Madam Vivian Ankrah, has donated drugs and other medical items to the Accident and Burns Unit of the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
The items, worth over GH¢6,000, were presented on her behalf by the Vivian Ankrah Foundation (VAF), founded by her. It is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to helping accident victims.
The donation is, therefore, to aid the smooth operations of the Accidents and Burns Unit of the hospital.
In a speech read on her behalf, Madam Ankrah explained that the donation was her show of appreciation for the good treatment and care she received when she was admitted to the facility after an accident three years ago.
“I am most grateful to the management of this hospital for their concern for human lives. I was brought here along with some others who were involved in the accident”, she said.
“Most of them were not lucky as I am and after receiving the kindness of God to remain on earth, I decided to appreciate God and those whom He used to help me,” she added.
She said the foundation was set up purposely to care for accident victims, noting that when the unfortunate happened, it took the intervention of God and support from people to determine the fate of victims.
Madam Ankrah said her foundation had been collaborating with stakeholders such as the Ghana Road Safety Commission, the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service and some media organisations.
Speaking on long-term plans, the founder said they had plans of acquiring ambulances that would respond to emergencies and also build a vocational centre to give training to those who become handicapped as a result of road accidents.
Presenting the items on behalf of the founder, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VAF, Mrs Candy Ankrah Bell, said the donation was a token and a show of concern to accident victims, adding that the foundation would do more with the support from everyone.
“My mother was involved in a gory accident three years ago and was brought here for treatment;, though the resources were not enough, she was well taken care of hence the need to show appreciation by giving back to victims at the ward,” she said.
The Commanding Officer of the 37 Military Hospital, Colonel Yeboah-Agyapong, who received the items on behalf of the hospital, commended the foundation for the gesture.
“These things will go a long way to help the hospital. There are other people renovating wards because of the kind of treatment they received when they were on admission here at the hospital,” he added.