Ghana’s leading oil marketing company, GOIL, continues to demonstrate its patriotism to the social development of the country and has as a result donated 1,000 hospital beds to the Ministry of Health for onward distribution across public hospitals in the country.
Handing over the beds, the CEO and Group MD of GOIL, Kwame Osei Prempeh revealed that the donation which includes delivery beds, children beds and normal hospital beds all fitted with durable mattresses, is intended to alleviate the “no-bed syndrome” in Ghanaian public hospitals.
“They will help to ease the conditions at the various public hospitals and help reduce patients sleeping on the floor of some of the hospitals and also to help kill the phenomenon of no beds.”
He revealed that in 2017, a similar donation was made to the Ministry of Health, as well as many other significant contributions to the health sector.
“Our support to health institutions in particular have been crucial of GOIL’s Corporate Social Responsibility. GOIL was for instance a major contributor to the building of Baby and Child Centre at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital spearheaded by the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo and which was inaugurated last year,” he stated.
Receiving the beds on behalf of the country, a Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Gifty Naa Ayeley Mensah asked other corporate entities to emulate the generosity of GOIL to contribute to the development of health care in Ghana.
“They should also come to our aid because they all have Social Responsibilities and these are some of the things that when you do, citizens or your clients get something from what they give out to your various companies. We are also urging philanthropists to also come to our aid,” she appealed.
She urged the public to patronize GOIL products as the indigenous oil marketing company would channel some of its profits into such laudable activities which benefits all Ghanaians.