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Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital receives blood bank refrigerator

BY: Elizabeth Konadu-Boakye
Dr Dennis Oteng (4th from left), Chief Executive Officer of Ravens Consulting, presenting the blood bank refrigerator to Dr Mame Yaa Nyarko (4th from right), Medical Superintendent of the Princess Marie Louis Hospital in Accra. Those with them are some staff of Ravens Consulting and the hospital. Picture: GABRIEL AHIABOR
Dr Dennis Oteng (4th from left), Chief Executive Officer of Ravens Consulting, presenting the blood bank refrigerator to Dr Mame Yaa Nyarko (4th from right), Medical Superintendent of the Princess Marie Louis Hospital in Accra. Those with them are some staff of Ravens Consulting and the hospital. Picture: GABRIEL AHIABOR

A business consulting firm has donated a blood bank refrigerator worth GH¢30,000 to the Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital in Accra.

The refrigerator will help the hospital to store and secure blood, biological products and vaccines for patients who will be in dire need of them.

The hospital relies heavily on such an equipment as many of the cases the hospital handles are emergency cases which require that blood be used immediately.

The company, which advises family businesses towards growth, Ravens Consulting Ghana, said the initiative formed part of its project dubbed the Smile Project, which sought to help build the capacity of children facilities such as the children hospitals, homes and orphanages.

Pillar of families 

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ravens Consulting Ghana, Dr Dennis Oteng, said as a family business consultancy, it was their aim to bring joy and happiness to homes.

He stated that it was his outfit’s belief that children were the future and pillar of all families and they needed much attention which was why the company chose to donate the refrigerator to the hospital.

"Last year on our project we gave out food items to a children's home but this time we thought of giving out something sustainable and something that will last and that is why we are here to donate the refrigerator," he said.

Moving on, Dr Oteng said the company was poised to help more children and bring joy to homes through the smile project.

The Head of the facility, Dr Maame Yaa Nyarko, received the donation on behalf of the hospital and said it would be of great help to the hospital as it had been in need of the refrigerator for over three months.

"For three months we have been trying to raise funds as a hospital to secure a blood refrigerator because the one we had broke down and in the absence of that anytime there's an emergency regarding blood, we have to now go around looking for some to save our patients.This donation is of great benefit to us and we are thankful to Ravens Consulting Ghana for helping us with this," she added.

She called on other organisations and civil societies to help the hospital with other equipment such as aesthetic machines and patient monitors for very ill patients and other equipment that will aid in delivering quality health care.