As part of efforts to improve healthcare delivery in Ghana, Toyota Ghana Company Limited has presented a negative pressure wound therapy machine with some dressing materials to the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The donation of the vacuum assisted closure (VAC) machine follows an appeal made to the company to support the Centre.
The gesture, according to Mr. Tetsuya Suematsu, Managing Director of Toyota Ghana Limited, forms part of the company’s social responsibility towards ensuring continuous success story of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in healthcare delivery.
Presenting the items to the Centre at a short ceremony on Wednesday, Mr. Tetsuya Suematsu said: “We believe by contributing to the health of those within the communities in which we operate, we also sustain the strength of our business. That is why we have established and maintained a continuous support relationship with this hospital over the years.”
Receiving the items worth GH¢ 14,000 on behalf of the Centre, Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah, Director of the Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, thanked Toyota Ghana for the kind gesture, pledging the equipment will be used for their intended purpose.
He appealed to Toyota for more support, adding that such equipment are needed in larger quantities to deal with the numerous cases the Centre receives on daily basis.
Dr. Ware Ampomah also called on philanthropic organizations, individuals and other corporate entities to emulate the efforts of Toyota by donating to support the Centre in order to deliver and meet the needs of every patient on time.