Dodowa (G/A), June 7, GNA - The Passion for Needy, a Non-Governmental Organisation in Accra, founded by Prophet T. B. Joshua, has donated medical items to the Shai Osudoko District Hospital in Dodowa for needy patients.
The items, which cost Gh¢12,351.00, include medicines, walking aids and disinfectants and are to help the Hospital to improve healthcare delivery.
The donation forms part of the organisation’s Founders’ Day, an annual event to celebrate the birthday of Prophet T. B. Joshua, which falls on June 12.
Mrs Janet Torgbor El-Aschkar, the Chairperson of the NGO, who presented the items, said the organisation aims to provide need-based assistant to individuals and organisations to support the needy in society.
She said it was also to help address the needs of street children, orphans, the aged, widows and widowers and the physically-challenged persons.
She said the organisation, over the years, had supported needy patients by paying their bills at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ridge Hospital and the Manna Mission Hospital and provided medical items to the Nsawam Prison hospital.
“In supporting government’s effort, we have supported institutions such as the Accra Rehabilitation Centre, Government Assisted Special Schools, South La Remand and Correctional Centre and the Osu Children’s Home,” she added.
Dr Kennedy Tettey Coffie Brightson, the Director in charge of the Shai Osudoku District Hospital, thanked the organisation for the gesture, saying the items had brought relief to the Hospital in its efforts to treat less-privileged patients.
He urged the public to seek medical treatment first whenever they are sick before thinking of visiting a prayer camp.
He appealed to other organisations to complement government’s efforts in providing healthcare for the inmates, especially with mattresses and beds for the Maternity Unit.
Dr Brightson appealed to the Government for additional staff since the Hospital was overwhelmed with the number of patients, especially pregnant women that are admitted into the facility.