Supply Champions Company Limited, a wholly Ghanaian company has presented health care equipment valued at GHc7, 000.00 to Supomu-Dunkwa Health Center in the Shama District of the Western Region to support health care delivery.
The items are, filled oxygen cylinder with flow meter, fetal doppler, disposable syringes, and boxes of surgical gloves, thermometer (digital and mercury), boxes of clip bandages, pulse oximeter, metal shelves, bale of cotton rags, mop buckets with its absorbent material and sticks, sweeping brushes and other medical consumables.
Mr. William Kweku Boitey, Managing Director of Supply Champions Company Limited explained that the presentation was based on a request made by two nurses at the health center when he chance upon them within the community.
“During our conversation, the nurses pointed out that the center needed to be equip with a lot of medical equipment to make their work easier but the most pressing one was the oxygen cylinder; later, I was given me a list of medical devices that will aid their work, hence, the need to support in this direction” he further explained.
He added that the presentation forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility in supporting and promoting effective health care for the people, especially in rural areas.
“We have adopted this health center and this, is going to be an annual affair; I hope management and staff of this center, will put these items to good use” he said.
Although, he said “we are a small company, I will encourage philanthropists, organizations within the Shama District and beyond to emulate this example and support the health center.
“Supply Champions Company Limited, is a wholly Ghanaian owned procurement company, which specializes in oil and gas, marine, mining and all engineering consumables; efficient health care delivery to communities within the Western Region and other regions in which we operate is our priority”
Ms. Juliana Kwaw, Senior Physician Assistant Medical, In-charge at the Supomu-Dunkwa Health Center expressed appreciation to Supply Champions Company Limited for responding to their request.
“This would go a long way to assist the center in its health care delivery; especially the filled oxygen cylinder and the medical consumables” she added.
She mentioned that the health center has so many challenges but the pressing ones are ambulance, hospital beds, bed sheets and spacious place for antenatal care.
Therefore, she urged other companies, philanthropists and individuals to emulate the shining example of Supply Champions and support the center.
She pointed out that the health center, serves some towns within the Western and Central Regions such as Wassa East District, Komenda and Kissi among others.
“We will also plead with other institutions to support in the expansion of the health center to accommodate people who will be on admission when they come to seek medical care”, she added.