Melcom Group of Companies and its Social Corporate Responsibility organization, Melcom Care Foundation, has donated 2,400 blankets to 12 health institutions in both the public and private sector.
As part of the donation, mothers of all babies born in the beneficiary hospitals on Christmas Day, December 25 and December 31, 2015, and January 1,2016, will receive a blanket each, while the remainder would be used by the hospitals when the need arises.
The beneficiary health institutions are the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), 37 Military Hospital, Ridge Hospital, Police Hospital, Tema General Hospital, all in the Greater Accra Region, received 240 blankets each.
The others are, the Achimota Hospital, La General Hospital, Inkoom Hospital, Mana Mission Hospital, Lekma Hospital and the Christian Medical Centre, also received 180 blankets each.
The Cocoa Clinic was initially given 180, but with additional information indicating that there were other cocoa clinics across the country; its share was increased in accordance with its numbers.
Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, Director of Communications for Melcom Group of Companies, presenting the blankets to the beneficiary institutions on behalf of the Group Chairman, Mr Bhagwan Khubchandani, urged them to make sure the items get to the beneficiaries .
Mr Avenorgbo, said support for health care delivery still remained a top priority for the Melcom Group and that the presentation was a precursor of Melcom’s decision to focus on infant care in the year 2016.
Mr Avenorgbo, said the Melcom Group was also of the belief that the development of Ghanaian culture and nationhood could be achieved much more easily when children and youth were taught through civic education programmes.
To that effect, he said, in 2016, Melcom Care Foundation would embark on a new initiative that would provide basic teaching and learning materials to support civic education.
During the year 2015, The Melcom Care Foundation extended a hand of support to various individuals or groups in time of need.
The Foundation supported the National Farmers’ Day and made donations to the Moree Senior High School, Ghana Police Service and the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service, five Hospitals, the Osu Children’s Home and a few other schools to motivate school children to work hard as future leaders.