In an effort to solve the problem of inadequate equipment at the Children's ward of the University of Ghana (UG) Hospital, Dr. Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah of the University of Ghana Business School in collaboration with the management of the hospital have started a project to raise funds to procure much needed equipment for the children's ward of the UG Hospital. As part of this process, a team from Albrim Microfinance, led by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdul Majeed Peregrino-Brimah, who is also an alumnus of the University of Ghana Business School donated two sets of paediatric infusion pumps to the Legon Hospital on the 29th of March 2018.
Dr. Abekah-Nkrumah in his address pointed out that he became aware of the needs of the children's ward when he visited the ward during the admission of his son, and decided to work with the leadership of the ward and the Director of the Legon Hospital to find a solution to the challenge.
Presenting the items, Mr. Abdul Majeed Peregrino-Brimah, Chief Executive Officer of Albrim Microfinance, recounted how he became aware of the list of items needed by the Legon Children's Ward through Dr. Abekah-Nkrumah, and as part of the company's corporate social responsibility decided to make this donation.
Speaking on behalf of the hospital, Dr. Ofori Adjei, head of the children's ward thanked Albrim Microfinance and Dr. Abekah-Nkrumah for the donation and their interest in the children's ward. She explained that the infusion pump will be used to ensure that the correct dosage of soluble medications are given to the children. She further entreated them to do more and also called on other corporate bodies to attend to the hospital's needs.
Dr. Agyeiwa Tetteh took the team from Albrim Microfinance and media personel present on a tour of the ward. She revealed that the children's ward lacks space, hence they are forced to keep older children and neonates in the same room. This she stated put the neonates at the risk of contracting infections from the older children and therefore prolonging their stay in the hospital.
Dr. Abekah-Nkrumah thanked the team from Albrim Microfinance for their intervention and called on corporate Ghana to also donate to support the children's ward of the Legon hospital. He emphasised the importance of equipping the children's ward of the Legon Hospital given that it serves a huge catchment population.
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