One of the leading pharmaceutical companies in West Africa, Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited, has donated medical supplies worth GHS251,000 to the Ministry of Health.
The donation, which was made on Friday at the Premises of the ministry, aims at complementing the government’s effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The products donated include immune-boosting drugs such as Tobcee, and Zincvite manufactured by the Entrance Pharmaceuticals and Research Centre, also a member of the Tobinco Group; boxes of Omal hand sanitiser, and boxes of hand gloves.
The company also donated a specially-designed hand-washing device, which allows people to wash their hands without touching it, thereby preventing an infection.
The Chairman of Tobinco Group, the parent company of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited, Mr Samuel Nana Amo Tobbin I, called on fellow pharmaceutical companies to come out and support Ghanaians as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nana Amo Tobbin noted that the country is in a crisis and that there is a need for philanthropists and other groups to support the citizenry particularly, those in the rural areas to safeguard their safety.
He said the gesture was in line with Tobinco Pharmaceuticals’ corporate social responsibility.
“As one of the top pharmaceutical companies in Africa, we see this as a responsibility to help combat this global pandemic”, the businessman noted.
The Tobinco boss urged the public to adhere to the safety guidelines provided by the health authorities to prevent the spread of the pandemic, which has so far infected 152 people with five deaths in the country.
The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, who received the donation on behalf of the government, expressed gratitude to Mr Amo Tobbin for the kind gesture.
According to him, the coronavirus situation has brought to the fore the need for Ghanaians to depend on products and services made in Ghana for survival.
Source: Atinka FM