Ten hospitals, including the Police, Achimota and 37 Military Hospitals have received medical/pharmacy refrigerators from Melcom Care Foundation, a subsidiary of Melcom Group of Companies.
The donation was in commemoration of the birthday of Melcom Group of Companies chairman, Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandan.
Nyaho Medical Center, Greater Accra Regional Hospital, South Suntreso Government Hospital, National Cardiothoracic Center, Tema General Hospital, Inkoom Hospital and Adabraka Poly Clinic also received similar donations.
Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, Communications Director of Melcom Group of Companies, handing over the items to the hospitals in Accra yesterday, said the beneficiaries were drawn from both public and private health sectors.
According to him, this was the second time in a week that the charity arm of the Group had made donations in memory of the late chairman and promised to repeat same gesture in days to come.
“We don’t make promises, but may this statement come to pass that all being well, as part of activities marking his passing, we may make another donation of a well-equipped ambulance to promising medical centre worthy of health delivery,” he said.
Mr Avenorgbo explained that the donations were in remembrance of how the late Mr. Bhagwan Khuchandani served humanity.
He said the late Group Chairman served humanity by loving children and he made sure he became a philanthropist who cared about the welfare of the needy, the poor and the troubled, hence the establishment of Child Education Policy under the Melcom Care Foundation.
Mr Avenorgbo added that through these initiatives, he invested in several projects across the country to mitigate hardships as well as providing an extended arm of support to meet urgently needed inputs for public sector institutions in the security, medical services and education.
Recalling some beautiful memories of the late Group chairman, he said Mr. Bhagwan Khubchandani approved the purchase of a modern and well equipped ambulance for the 37 Military Hospital, as part of his 75th birthday in 2013.
“…One of the key considerations for choosing the 37 Military Hospital was maintenance culture, driver discipline, safety and r recognition of the donor and till date the management of the 37 Military Hospital has met all the objectives as stated, so as a company we are happy to partner the health services in moving to a level of higher efficiency,” he stressed.
Mr. Avenorgbo added that under the late chairman, the Melcom Care Foundation has on many occasions collaborated with the National Blood Service to organise a nationwide blood donation exercise and same would be continued.