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Tobinco donates medicines to hospitals to mark World Malaria Day

BY: Mary Anane Amponsah
 Ms Abigail Mireku presenting the medicines to the Health Service Administrator of the Ho Municipal Hospital, Mr Samuel Omega
Ms Abigail Mireku presenting the medicines to the Health Service Administrator of the Ho Municipal Hospital, Mr Samuel Omega

As part of activities to mark this year’s World Malaria Day celebration, Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited has presented anti-malaria drugs to selected hospitals across the country to assist in the treatment of patients.

Tobinco Pharmaceuticals presented Lonart, Alvite and Zinvite blood tonic and Entramol caplet and Blopen (100mg) Diclofenac to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra and the Ho Municipal Hospital.

The Volta Regional Manager of the company, Ms Abigail Mireku, who presented the medicine to the Ho Municipal Hospital said the presentation formed part of the company’s social responsibility.

Zero malaria

According to her, the company was leading a grassroot campaign on this year’s celebration theme: ‘Zero Malaria Starts With Me,’ which is aimed at keeping malaria issues high on the political agenda as it continued to be one of the sicknesses with high deaths in the country.

Tobinco, she said, was focused on mobilising resources to sensitise and empower communities to take ownership of malaria prevention and cure.
 
Apart from the donations, the company organised a health screening programme for residents of Ablekuma in Accra and honoured doctors and pharmacists across the country with medals and souvenirs for thier fight against the disease.  

Prevention

The Health Service Administrator of the Ho Municipal Hospital, Mr Samuel Omega, who received the medications, said  malaria was one of the leading sicknesses in the hospital and thanked Tobinco for their kind gesture.

He said the medication would be used in treating malaria patients in the hospital.

The Pharmacist in charge of the Ho Municipal Hospital, Mr Solomon Wussah, reiterated the need for people to focus on preventive measures such as sleeping in insecticide treated nets, keeping clean environment, among others.

 He also advised people to first test for malaria before treatment since the symptoms could be for any other disease.