Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has handed over 1,000 beds to the Ministry of Health to be distributed to hospitals across the country.
The beds, which are fitted with mattresses, are estimated to cost GH¢1.6 million.
In a brief remark before the handing over the beds, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of GOIL, Patrick A.K. Akorli stated the donation was part of GOIL’s corporate social responsibility.
He indicated that as a good corporate entity, GOIL has been touched by the lack of equipment, particularly beds, at various hospitals.
The donation, he noted, would go a long way to ease the difficult conditions at various hospitals countrywide.
He recalled GOIL’s contribution in the sectors of water and sanitation, education and health, stating that the company would do more to assist deprived communities and individuals in critical need of assistance.
Deputy Energy Minister, Owuraku Aidoo was grateful to GOIL for the assistance in sectors such as health, education and water and sanitation, noting that the beds would make a difference in the lives of patients and help improve health care.
He noted that the donation has demonstrated that beyond business and profits, GOIL was socially responsible.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Deputy Minister, Tina Mensah underscored the importance of the beds to quality health care and thanked GOIL for the gesture.
She was hopeful health centres across the country would benefit tremendously from the gesture.
The Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions will get 150 beds each, while all other regions will receive 100 beds.
Upper East and Upper West Regions would get 50 beds each.
Deputy Energy Minister, Owuraku Aidoo, Deputy Minister, Patrick A.K. Akorli, MD of GOIL, Prof. Azumah Nelson, GOIL Brand Ambassador, handing over the beds to Tina Mensah while other officials look on admiringly.