‘We need a healthy nation to trade’ – Melcom
Retail supermarket, Melcom, has reiterated the importance of a healthy workforce to the growth of the economy as it donates 20,000 cartons of bar soaps to five hospitals in Accra.
The beneficiaries — Police Hospital, 37 Military Hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Tema General Hospital, and the Cardiothoracic Center of Korle Bu — each got 112 cartons of soap.
The gesture, according to the group, is to complement the government’s effort in fighting against the novel deadly coronavirus.
The Director of Communication of the company, Godwin Avenorgbo, said the donation was a continuation of contributions the group has made to the COVID-19 fund and the Office of the First Lady.
“The motivation is we are in business, so a healthy nation is what we need to trade, Ghanaians are our principal clients, customers so we need them to be healthy,” he said.
Mr. Avenorgbo said personal hygiene, and institutional cleanliness was important to the fight against the global pandemic.
“We have reached the stage where we need to directly reach out to the various hospitals and what they think they need now is soap,” he noted.
He said the group was prepared to present more soaps to institutions in need.
“By the kind courtesy of our group chairman, Bhagwan Khubchandani, when you finish using these within 8 weeks, he will approve that we give you more, so don’t go and hoard it” he stressed.
For his part, the representatives from the various hospital showed gratitude and asked other institutions to emulate the example.