A Ghanaian-based charitable organisation, Lebanese Cultural Centre, LCC, has donated some medical equipment worth GH¢90,000 to the Child Cancer Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital as part of its humanitarian works.
The items included; Ultrasound machines, Glucometres, Air-conditioners, Cardiorespiratory monitors, pumps and Television sets.
The Spokesperson for the organisation, Nadine Jaber, speaking to THE PUBLISHER during the donation, said as parents who had sought medical attention from the facility, they realised that the Child Cancer Department lacked such equipment and therefore decided to assist to save the lives of children who call at the department.
She added that, the gesture, which is the first of its kind, will be extended to other health facilities across the Country.
Accepting the items, the CEO of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare lauded the group’s gesture and implored other groupings in and outside Ghana to emulate it.
Dr. Asare reiterated the importance of individuals and groups’ support for such public institutions since their upkeep is not the preserve of only the central government.
He promised the LCC that the hospital would take good care of the equipment and asked for more of such assistance.
By Daniel Akpaloo Nyorngmor, Accra