Pentecost, Yilo Krobo hospitals receive €97,000 equipment
The German Development Agency (GIZ) and Appointed Time, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies, have donated laboratory equipment worth over €97,000 (equivalent to GH¢1.2 million) to support two hospitals in the country.
The hospitals are Pentecost Hospital at Madina in the Greater Accra Region and Yilo Krobo Municipal Hospital in the Eastern Region.
Some of the equipment were PH meter, urine analyzer, water bath, water distiller, vein finder, Coombs machine and microscope-eyepieces.
The rest are centrifuge, roller hematology five-part, micropipette and glassware kits.
The donation was to fulfil a request by the management of the hospitals to meet the demand from the growing number of patients who visit their facilities daily.
Presenting the equipment to the hospitals, the Chief Corporate Communication Officer at Jospong Group of Companies, Sophia Kudjordji, said the donation was to help address the pressure on the facilities.
She said some philanthropists personally presented 20 thermometers to the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group, which he added to the items presented.
“This afternoon, we are here with our colleagues from GIZ to do this presentation and we hope this will help management in taking care of their portion of the numerous challenges many hospitals are facing because of lack of resources. We believe that our widow’s mite will help solve some of your challenges," she added.
Receiving the items, the Medical Director at the Pentecost Hospital, Apostle Dr Edward Arko Kwarteng, said the equipment was going to complement management’s effort in handling basic laboratory stuff.
“We are happy to receive these items and assure you and GIZ that management is going to put them to the best of use.
“We also trust that there will be a post-donation maintenance relationship, including the supply of reagents so that these machines can enjoy their lifespan and serve the community,” Dr Kwarteng stated.
Dr Kwarteng thanked GIZ and the Jospong Group for the gift and asked for future collaboration.
Present at the ceremony was the Chaplain of the Group, Pastor Daniel Danso; Head of Zoomlion foundation, Thomas Korley, and other executives of the Jospong Group.