By: Daniel Nonor
The UT Group has for the past four years, spent GH¢100,000 on the Trauma and Emergency Unit of the 37 Military Hospital, after adopting the Unit in 2006, as part of UT’s corporate social responsibility.
In 2006, the UT Group made an initial investment of GH¢ 60,000 in refurbishing the unit to make it more comfortable, bring it to a modern standard, and make it accessible to many more people.
UT has since then, made an annual contribution of GH¢230,000 for the periodic maintenance of the Unit.
Some of the periodic work undertaken on the unit to-date, includes the replacement of the mortuary door and air conditioner, provision of aluminium glazed doors for all main entrances, and consulting rooms amongst many others
During an inspection of the facility on Thursday by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Lieutenant General Peter Augustine Blay, Mr. Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Chief executive Officer (CEO) of the UT Group, and Captain Budu Koomson, Chief Operations Officer of the UT Group, together with the management of the hospital, the CDS appealed to the UT Group to continue its support for the Unit.
He said the unit and the 37 Military Hospital in general, have been declared one of the emergency centres in the country, because of its efficiency and readiness in times of crisis.
Mr. Prince Amoabeng promised that even though the initial plan was for UT to adopt the Unit for five years, which expires next year, the management would reconsider the decision, and continue their support for the Unit.
Capt. Koomson advised the hospital staff to make the maintenance of the unit a daily routine, and not wait for the quarterly maintenance by the UT Group, adding, “This is the only way by which we can ensure a longer lifespan of the facility.”