Melcom supports Graphic Health Screening, Military Nursing Services
The Melcom Group, through the Melcom Care Foundation, has supported the 2023 edition of the Graphic Clinic Health Care Screening Project, an initiative of the Graphic Communications Group Ltd. (GCGL), which forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility activities at Adabraka in Accra.
The Melcom Care Foundation will meet the cost of all essential inputs for quality healthcare delivery, medication, feeding and allowances for medics at the one-day event.
The short presentation ceremony, which was held at the Melcom Mall at Spintex Road, also saw the company extend support to the Ghana Armed Forces Nursing Services for the celebration of their 2023 Nightingale Week.
The event brought together dignitaries including the Group Manager of Melcom, Francis Sam, Corporate Communications Manager of the GCGL, Emmanuel Agyei Arthur, Resident Medical Officer of GCGL, Dr Jacqui Barnes, Senior Corporate Communications Officer, Mavis Kyerewaa Asiama, Nursing Officer in Charge, Theatre, Major Alfred K. Ampong, and Committee Member of Nightingale Week Celebration, Capt. Abigail Ako.
At the event, the Melcom Group Director of Communication, Godwin Avenorgbo, said there had been a major shift in Melcom Care’s collaboration efforts with credible media institutions, which, in addition to gathering and disseminating news, had taken on the responsibility of meeting humanitarian needs with particular reference to health.
“We have considered it worth our while to sponsor this year’s Graphic Clinic Health Care Screening Project under the Graphic Communications Group’s corporate social responsibility activities at Adabraka in Accra,” he said.
“This is to strengthen our resolve that we still believe that it takes a healthy mind and body to serve a healthy nation,” Mr Avenorgbo said.
On the donation to the Ghana Armed Forces Nursing Services, Mr Avenorgbo, who is a retired broadcaster, stated that Melcom Care deemed it necessary to associate with the Military Nightingales’ Week celebration to encourage them to continue to provide quality health care to the communities they serve.
After receiving the dummy cheque, Mr Arthur said the GCGL, extolled the long-standing relationship partnership between the two companies.
“At this point, we decided that we have to go beyond just business as in getting commercial value and putting our resources together to help society.
So when we approached Melcom to support us in organising this free health screening, which we do every year for the Adabraka community, they readily accepted to partner.
“I assure Mr Avenorgbo that Melcom has associated with Ghana’s leading media house and with the full force of our influence, we will ensure that there is enough publicity bid in advertising or in news so that the good activities of Melcom, in terms of what they do for society, is also well publicised,” Mr Arthur said.
For his part, Major Ampong said the Nightingale Week celebration was observed every year to honour nurses under the Ghana Armed Forces and in preparation towards that, they made a request to Melcom for support which yielded a positive response.
“The awards ceremony of this programme will see hard working nurses honoured and on behalf of the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services, organisers of the Nightingales Week Celebration, comprising the uniformed and non-uniformed nurses, I wish to say a very big thank you to you for this donation,” he said.
The exercise, which will be the 11th edition, is aimed at helping patrons to know their health status to enable them to seek early treatment.
The project, which forms part of the corporate social responsibility of the Graphic Communications Group Ltd, will screen people for diabetes, blood pressure, anaemia, malaria, eye and oral diseases, among others.