Media General’s 3Foundation and Herona Company Limited, suppliers of medical equipment and pharmaceutical products on Friday 15th May 2020 donated medical equipment and devices to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The previous week, on Friday 8th May 2020, the two organizations also made a donation to the Ho Teaching Hospital in the Volta region.
The items donated to the three institutions are worth over GHC600,000 and included; surgical and examination gloves, umbilical cord clamp, mother – baby identity bracelet, ward screen four fold, specimen container, kick buckets, baby weighing scale, infrared thermometer, disposable gowns with face masks, infusion stands, spraying machines, suction machine, ambu bags and oxygen mask pvc.
Other items also donated were shoe covers, caps, stool and urine containers, patient monitors, electronic spraying machines, nebulizers for asthmatics, stretcher beds ward screens, vaginal speculums, and Sphygmomanometers (Reister).
Commenting on the motive for the donation, Major Christine Oko (Rtd), the Director of Herona Company Limited, said “the donation is one of the series of activities we have partnered with 3 Foundation to undertake. We are all aware of the difficult times we find ourselves in at the moment and we have come to the aid of these medical facilities with these items to contribute our quota to the fight against this pandemic. During the lockdown, we also partnered with 3 Foundation to feed over 4,000 people in the nation’s capital”. `
Mr. Chris Koney, the Group Head of Corporate Affairs, Media General, who represented 3 Foundation spoke about the need for everyone to come on board in order to win the fight against coronavirus. “As they say, united we stand and divided we fall. This is the time to get everyone to come out to help in various ways be it sensitization, observing the protocols, supporting the needy and frontline staff to enable them to execute their duties diligently”, he added.
The 3 Foundation is the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility management structure for Media General.