By Elizabeth Ama Ofosu/ Grace Princess Tarwo,
Accra, July 11, GNA - The Valley View University (VVU) has donated a cheque for GHȼ10, 000 to the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The donation was part of the University’s corporate social responsibility to help the needy.
The amount was accrued from contributions made by both teaching and non-teaching staff of the University.
Mr. Joseph Hagan, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, VVU said, the University set the pace in private tertiary education in the country, adding that, giving back to the society was important to the institution.
"We are giving to show concern for the needy and we want others to emulate us, show concern and support the centre".
He urged other organizations and corporate bodies to support the Centre with the minimum they could accrue from their staff, thus, without the heart, 'a man has no life'.
Dr Lawrence Agyemang Sereboe, the Director of National Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, who received the cheque said, the Centre was grateful for the support and assured VVU that the money would be used for its intended purpose.
He said the cost of a heart surgery was not covered under the National Health Insurance Scheme, hence, patients had to bear all the cost of treatment, which mostly resulted in the death of many patients due to the huge sum of money.
Dr Agyemang Sereboe said the hospital in collaboration with IT Consortium, MTN mobile money, Consolidated Bank Ghana had created an App of which donation could be made in seven steps by dialling *700*9# to donate to the Centre in aid of saving lives.
He appealed to the public and organisations to sign unto the platform to donate a minimum of GHȼ 1 as it could go a long way to save lives.
Present at the donation were Mrs Gifty Appiah, Administrative Representative, Mrs Clara Taylor, President of Senior Staff Association, Appiah Asare, University Relations Officer, among others.