ACP Agnes Maclean (2nd right) receiving the items from Samuel Sackey on behalf of the Hospital. Standing right is Dr Zakariah
General Overseer of the Sy-na-go-gue Church of All Nations (SCOANS), Prophet T.B Joshua, has donated medical consumables worth over GH¢140,000 to the Police and 37 Military Hospitals in Accra.
The founder of SCOANS, headquartered in Nigeria, made the donations separately to the two facilities on Monday, in partnership with the Emmanuel TV through the Ghana’s branch of his church.
Items donated included blanket, medicine trolley, armpit clutches, accoson sphymamometer, latex foam mattress, syringes with needles 2ml, syringes with needles 5ml, wheel chair, hospital bed, drip stand, surgical gloves, among others.
The sum of all items donated to the 37 Military Hospital was estimated at about GH¢100,000 while that of the Police Hospital was calculated at GH¢40,000.
The donations were in immediate support to the two hospitals after they went through untold pressure following the recent three weeks strike action by medical doctors belonging to the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) across the country.
They were also in further support of the June 3, 2015 fire-flood disaster in Accra and the Central Medical Store at Tema which was razed down by fire earlier this year.
Prophet T.B Joshua through the Passion for Needy, a charitable organisation belonging to SCOANS, recently made similar donations to the 37 Military Hospital in support of some victims of the June 3, 2015 fire-flood disaster who were on admission at the facility.
Presenting the items at the various hospitals on Monday, a senior member of SCOANS-Ghana, Samuel Sackey, indicated that upon hearing of the strike action by the doctors, Prophet Joshua felt the urgent need as a man of God to support the two facilities, realising that they (37, Police Hospitals) were under serious pressure since they never closed their doors to the public during the period under review.
‘When the doctors were on strike, the burden was laid on the two hospitals. To alleviate them from the stress they are going through now as a result of that strike action, the Prophet has asked us to make this donation,’ Mr Sackey averred.
He indicated that the donations formed part of the church’s corporate social responsibility and love for the people of Ghana.