The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors on Friday, donated an amount of GH¢ 50,000 to the Burns Unit of the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
The donation was aimed at helping to resource the unit in order to support its patients.
The Chief Executive Officer of the CBOD, Mr Senyo Hosi, handed over the cheque for the GH¢ 50,000 to the Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, Brigadier General M.A. Yeboah Agyapong at a short ceremony at the hospital on Friday, December 15, 2017.
Mr Hosi said the Burns Unit was a very critical unit to the downstream petroleum industry and the citizenry as a whole.
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Support for the Unit
Mr Hosi said it was important for the unit to be well resourced to provide services and support its patients.
The CEO said his organisation identified the challenges and constrains faced by the unit when it made donations to victims of the La Gas Explosion last year.
He said the CBOD made a promise and was following up to fulfill its promise by donating the money to support the unit.
Mr Hosi noted that “the skin is the biggest organ of the body and burns distort people and take away their confidence. It is very important for the Burns Unit to be resourced so it can give some hope to victims.”
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Burns Unit, Brigadier General Agyapong thanked the chamber for its generosity.
He said the donation came at a very critical moment when victims of various explosions in the country needed to be catered for.
He said victims from the June 3, 2015 fire and flood disaster at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle were still receiving treatment at the unit.
Brigadier General Agyapong used the opportunity to call on the general public to extend a helping hand to the Burns Unit to enable them to cater for victims of burns effectively.