Vodafone Foundation and DMAC donate to Ga East Municipal Hospital
Vodafone Foundation and Divine Mother and Child Foundation (DMAC) donate to Ga East Municipal Hospital. In collaboration and with the sponsorship of the Vodafone Ghana Foundation, (Personal Protection Equipment) worth thousands of Ghana Cedis have been donated to the Ga East Municipal Hospital.
The support was the way Vodafone and DMAC chose to mark the National May Day and International Labour Day celebration, which falls on May 1 of every year, to acknowledge the efforts and dedication of all workers.
The supplies comprised sets of protective gowns with shoe covers, face shields, boxes of N95 face masks, surgical gloves, infrared thermometer, hand sanitizers, gallons of rubbing alcohol and bleach, boxes of surface wipes and bin liners.
Mrs Geta Striggner-Quartey, the Director for Legal and External Affairs, Vodafone Ghana, said: “Vodafone appreciated the heroic works being done by the front-liners to manage the outbreak in the country.”
“We are happy to be here to support our Superheroes, who have helped in various capacities to manage the COVID-19,” she said, adding that “On behalf of the Board Chair of Vodafone Foundation, Dr Joyce Aryee, I want to say we are so proud of you and we encourage you to keep up with the good work”.
Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Mrs Striggner-Quartey said, would also donate similar items to health facilities managing COVID-19 cases in the Ashanti and Eastern Regions.
She also revealed that Vodafone had established a call centre manned by 50 medical doctors, who speak seven languages to give expert advice and provide guidance to customers from 08:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day to help to dispel the misinformation about the COVID-19.
The Call Centre could be accessed by dialling 255 from any Vodafone or MTN number.
She said Vodafone had also modified its key products to offer relief to customers and was supporting businesses with the needed tools to enjoy mobility whilst working from home.
Dr Ebenezer Oduro-Mensah, the Medical Superintendent of the Ga East Municipal Hospital, who received the items expressed an appreciation to Vodafone Ghana Foundation on behalf of the Management, staff and patients.
“Vodafone has really done well and I can see the items brought are even getting taller than me. Vodafone has demonstrated through varied ways to be at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and we are most grateful for that,” he said.
He commended the telecom company for establishing a COVID-19 call centre and expressed optimism that it will help to meet the health needs of the public.
Dr Oduro-Mensah added that the rate at which disposable items get used is so high and that these were just what they needed.
Dr Oduro-Mensah appealed to other corporate organisations to emulate the gesture by Vodafone and go to their aid in the fight against the respiratory disease.