Fifty 50 Club donates medical equipment to Obuasi health facilities
The Obuasi Municipal Health Director, Madam Yaa Manu, has commended the Fifty 50 Club, a Non-Governmental Organisation, for its continuous support towards quality healthcare delivery in Obuasi and neighbouring districts.
She made the commendation during a presentation of medical equipment to some health facilities at Obuasi.
Madam Manu said the actions by the NGO to provide a lifeline to such health facilities required great applause.
That, notwithstanding, Madam Manu reckoned that some of the rural communities across the country still lacked vital health facilities.
The NGO spent GHS34,500.00 to provide the equipment to the Ntonsua CHPS Compound in the Obuasi Municipality and the Nsokote-Anomabo CHPS Compound in the Adansi Asokwa district.
The items included four crank beds with drip stands, two nebulizing machines, two oxygen cylinders with trolleys and flowmeters, four BP apparatus, two fetal dopplers and two medication trolleys.
It followed a similar donation by the club in August.
Two individuals (a stroke patient and another with an intestinal disorder), were provided with various financial support totalling GHS8,500.00 to undergo medical treatment at the same event.
Founded in July 2020, the Fifty 50 Club has made several donations over the past two years and in particular, contributing towards the cost of heart surgeries for eight individuals (six children and two adults) with various heart/medical conditions as well as supporting community clinics with medical equipment and supplies.
It has also offered scholarships to brilliant but needy students and assisted 23 people with start-up capital to trade.
The Health Director said the donations will go a long way to ease the stress and struggles of health workers in the beneficiary facilities to promote good health within the communities.
Beyond that, the Club also donated assorted food items worth GHS7,000.00 to Patmos Children’s Home in the Adansi Asokwa district.
Cecilia Osei Wusu, a Caregiver at the Orphanage home, lauded the Club for its timely intervention insisting that it will enable the children to make merry during the Christmas season. In total, the club spent about GHS50,000.00 on the projects.
The President and Founder of the Club, Jacob Edmund-Acquah, said the Club since its establishment has contributed in changing the lives of individuals and institutions with targeted donations.
He said feedback from the beneficiaries over the years, lends credence to the impact the club had made.
Mr Edmund-Acquah praised MTN Foundation for supporting it with GHS20,000.00.
He appealed to other corporate bodies to consider making similar donations to support and promote the club's activities.