Big Cap Micro Credit, a private financial organization as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has donated medical items to the Agona West Municipal Health Directorate Hospital and Nima Hospital to enhance healthcare delivery.
To the Agona West Municipal Health Directorate Hospital, the organization presented items such as 127,300 units of 1ml, 3ml, and 20ml disposable syringe with needles; 27,200 units of surgical gloves; 84,000 units of infusion sets; 250 units of cotton wool; 300 boxes of a nose mask; and 7,500 tissues worth approximately, GH¢360,000. The Nima Hospital also received similar medical essentials.
According to the company’s CEO, Fridaus Mubarak Yussif, the gesture does not only fall in line with the organization’s objectives to be a part of their customers’ growth but also forms part of the organisation’s CSR project plan.
“Big Cap Micro Credit does these things as part of its corporate social responsibility and that resonates with the mantra of the Big Cap Micro Credit, which is ‘Grow With Us’. We would want to grow with all and sundry but that must be on the premise of good health and well-being in consonance the SDG Goal 3,” he said.
Mr. Yussif reiterated that the donations are being made to help less privileged mothers who could not afford their medical bills and also support them with some baby foods and cash for their upkeep. “Giving back to the society makes me over joyous and as H. Jackson Brown Jr. puts it, remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more,” he added.
Mr. Yussif made a clarion call to all stakeholders and corporate organizations to support the government of Ghana, Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, and all health services in the country to collectively fight the global pandemic, COVID-19.
Acting medical superintendent of Swedru Hospital, Dr. Julius Abuka expressed gratitude towards the kind gesture made by Big Cap Micro Credit and promised to equitably distribute the items for the fight against COVID-19.
Also speaking, Member of Parliament for Agona West Constituency, Cynthia Mamle Morrison commended the efforts and goodwill of Big Cap Micro Credit. She said donations have ceased because most people think the pandemic is over. She however stated that Big Cap Micro Credit has opened the window of donations again adding that this will attract more benevolent people to come to the aid of Agona West Municipal Health Directorate.