Sekondi — Seaweld Engineering Ghana, an oil service provider, has presented hospital equipment and consumables at the cost of GHC15,000 to the children's ward of the Effia-Nkwantah Regional Hospital, Western Region.
The items include Suction machine, Nebulizers, stainless trolleys, dressing trays, half bail of treated mosquito nets and fusion stands.
The rest are: 400 pieces of bed sheets and pillow cases, LCD plasma television set and Multi-TV decoder, 18 gallons of detergents, 10 stainless chairs for adults and six plastic chairs for children.
In addition, play items such as lego for children to play and learn while on admission, baby sway bells, 20 pieces of bibs, cartons of milk, soft drinks and biscuits were also presented.
Presenting the items to the hospital, the human resource manager of Seaweld, Mrs. Grace Bene, stated the donation was part of their corporate social responsibility policy, which is integrated in its economic, social and environmental obligation.
According to her, the presentation was informed by their tour to the facility to evaluate the needs of the ward.
She said her out-fit consistently tried to bring innovative solutions to societal and environmental challenges and greatly contribute to the development of the society.
Mrs. Bene added that in recent times, the company was saddened by the deplorable state of destitute and mentally retarded persons in the metropolis and therefore constructed a home for the homeless at Apremdo, Takoradi to ensure their upkeep.
She noted that Seaweld also contributed to the provision of scholarships to students of GRATIS Foundation to upgrade their vocation.
They also distributed exercise books to some selected schools in the metropolis.
"It is important to note that, as a wholly Ghanaian-owned company, defending the interest of the country and extending helping hand to our fellow compatriots in the areas of health, education and environment are very paramount to us," she explained.
Receiving the items, Dr. Nana Ama Barnes, physician specialist of the hospital commended Seaweld for the gesture and promised to put the items in good use.