MTN Ghana Foundation has donated electronic equipment worth GH¢42,000 to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research to support the institute in its work and fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The equipment is made up of a Dell Server, five HP laptops and accessories (bag and headset for each laptop), a Black and White Printer, a Color Printer and two all-in-one Lenovo desktop to facilitate and further enhance the work of the institute.
Presenting the items to the institute, the Corporate Service Executive of MTN Ghana, Samuel Koranteng, said the gesture is to help meet growing demand in records taking, storage and management of essential COVID 19 data and quick release of test results. He commended the institute for working around the clock to ensure that Ghana stays ahead in the COVID fight.
“When the country recorded its first case early in March, many of us were consumed with uncertainty not knowing whether our healthcare institutions and research facilities would have the capacity to deal with the virus but three months down the line, we have all been witnesses to what the Noguchi Institute has become a source of Ghanaian pride amid a global crisis and for this we as a people and a nation would be forever grateful,” he said.
According to Mr. Koranteng, immediately COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, MTN Ghana moved swiftly to put in place measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana. Key among the measures include the positioning of alcohol base sanitizers at vantage points across branches and experience centers for use by customers and employees and the deployment and the use of guns and Personal protective equipment.”
Receiving the items, Director for the Noguchi Institute, Professor Abraham Anang expressed gratitude to MTN Ghana for responding swiftly to their request of providing the equipment.
“It is our greatest pleasure to have you donate these items to us. In these days when we’re beginning to pull together the world to be able to effectively respond to COVID 19, it is important that we are able to bring together our energies and potential to Ghana. The institute feels very honored to have one of the most significant health partners as far as business and information is concerned. Surely you are most welcome.”