Citi FM/Citi TV have donated GH¢40,000 and some healthcare equipment to the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The GH¢40,000 is to cover healthcare costs of some needy patients at the hospital.
The equipment donated included digital blood pressure monitors and pulse oximeters.
The donation came as part of the ‘Help A Christmas Child‘ outreach to the station.
Mary Mensah, the Deputy Chief Nurse at the centre, had spoken of the centre’s need for the basic equipment, prompting the additional support from the station in the form of the equipment.
She said they lacked basic equipment like patient monitors, vein finders, digital blood pressure apparatus, and cots for children.
“If you have one monitor, and you have about three patients needing the service of the monitor, you then have to think about which of them you put on the monitor,” she said, explaining some of their challenges.
“We are in a fix, but we have been trying to make the work go on as it should.”
Upon receiving the donation, she assured that the centre “will take very good care of [the items] and use them for the purpose for which there were assigned.”