4th May, 2012
The Vodafone Ghana Foundation has donated ten (10) Incubators valued at fifty thousand Ghana cedis (GHc50,000.00) to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Tamale Teaching Hospital at the forecourt of the newly constructed multipurpose building for the Hospital in Tamale.
Presenting the items at a short ceremony, External Affairs Director of the company Mr. Patrick Boateng stated that Vodafone Ghana was committed to its’ social responsibility hence the establishment of the Vodafone Ghana Foundation to give back to communities within its’ catchment area.
He acknowledged the immense contribution of Tamale Teaching Hospital in the provision of quality health care services in the three Northern regions and the northern part of Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions and was quick to add; that Vodafone Ghana is proud to part of the success story.
Mr. Patrick Boateng added that Vodafone Ghana will continue to support the efforts of Management and all stakeholders to make the Tamale Teaching Hospital a true centre of excellence in quality Tertiary Health Care.
Receiving the incubators, Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr. Ken Sagoe was grateful to Vodafone Ghana Foundation for their support to the Hospital and promised that the equipment will be put to good use. He recalled a donation of ICT equipment to the Hospital and the subsequent installation fibre-optic equipment which will go a long way to enhance quality health care delivery in the Hospital.
The CEO recalled the recent visit of the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone to the Tamale Teaching Hospital and stated that the Hospital’s doors will forever remain open to all to support the Hospital in its’ quest to provide quality Healthcare services.
Dr. Sagoe implored Vodafone Ghana Foundation not to see this gesture as the end in the relationship but continue to support the Hospital to provide the much needed quality of care for the people of the three Northern Regions, Northern part of Brong Ahafo and the Upper part of Volta regions.
Present at the ceremony were other Directors of the Hospital and Dr. Edward Gyader who is the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University for Development Studies and also a Board member of the Hospital.