Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) has donated GH¢50,000 to the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, to assist with their operations.
The amount was part of deductions from the provident fund of the management staff of the oil marketing company.
Presenting the cheque for the amount, the Group CEO/MD of GOIL, Mr. Patrick A. K. Akorli acknowledged the good works and worthy contributions of the centre in the health care delivery of the country. He promised the donation will be a regular feature.
The Director of the National Cardiothoracic Centre, Dr. Lawrence Sereboe, was grateful for GOIL’S donation and described the increasing cases of heart and chest-related cases as a big problem. He appealed for a new equipped Centre to cater for the increasing cases. He was also concerned about the cost of heart operation although the present cost per patient is highly subsidized.
He appealed to other corporate organizations to support the increasing number of patients who cannot afford the cost of care
Accompanying the delegation was some management staff including the Chief Operating Officer of GOIL, Alex Adzew, and the Head of Finance Erasmus Ofori Sarkwa.