Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited (Conship), on Tuesday, presented medical items worth GH¢120,000 to the Adeusena Health Centre in the North Akyem District of the Eastern Region.
The items include 2 laptop computers, 1 coloured printer, 1 tabletop fridge, 3 hospital beds, 3 delivery beds, 4 baby cots, 2 ward screens, 1 infant incubator, 20 packs of A4 sheets, 48 paper clips, 5 staplers, 20 boxes of staple pins, 150 packets of both blue and red pens, big towel tissues, toilet rolls, gallons of hand-wash, alcohol gels, and multi-purpose detergents.
Presenting the items to the staff of the centre, traditional rulers of the area, and the District Health Director, Chief Operation officer (COO) of Conship, Mrs. Linda Vasnani, said the presentation is part of their Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) to improving healthcare delivery.
She said over the years, Conship has been active in many corporate social responsibility initiatives which cover sectors such as education, health, sports and other government organisations.
Mrs. Vasnani noted that Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited, since broadening its operations in the Akyem area, has deemed it necessary to give back to the people in the community.
“We are delighted to be here today in the Adausena community to perform an activity that is so dear to the heart of Consolidated Shipping Agencies Ltd. As a company, we recognise that good healthcare is essential in any community; hence, the need to make this donation of medical equipment and supplies,” she said.
Mrs. Vasnani is optimistic that the items will go a long way to improve healthcare delivery in the area, and positively impact on the economic and social lives of its citizens.
She therefore urged beneficiaries to put the equipment to good use and employ a robust maintenance culture to enhance its life span.
The Chief and elders, District Health Director and staff expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the company for its enormous contribution to augment their daily operations at the facility.
Head of the facility, Joshua Tietaah, a Physician, indicted that the donation is timely because it came at a period that the facility is poised to digitise its services but lacked computers to undergo folderless. And now that Conship has stepped in with additional laptops, their burning desire to going folderless will come to light.
“Now that we have enough computers, we can pay for the software gradually, and soon the manual services will be a thing of the past. The folder room is chocked, but if we go folderless, we will have more rooms for other activities,” Dr. Tietaah said.