The Jospong Group of Companies has donated GHc500,000 to three renal facilities in Accra as part of its annual thanksgiving.
The donation aims to support the treatment of renal patients who face financial constraints in accessing dialysis treatments.
The beneficiaries include the Korle Bu Renal Unit, the University of Ghana Dialysis Centre, and the Renal Unit of the Bank Hospital.
During the presentation ceremonies held at the respective hospitals, , Chief Corporate Communication Officer of the Jospong Group, emphasized the company’s dedication to enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities.
“We believe in not only creating employment opportunities but also ensuring that people are healthy and able to contribute effectively to national development,” stated Madam Kudjordji.
Madam Kudjordji also called upon the government to consider including dialysis treatment in the national insurance scheme to ease the financial strain on patients.
The donation reflects a promise made by the Jospong Group during its 2023 thanksgiving service to allocate GHc500,000 towards supporting dialysis patients at three healthcare facilities.
Expressing gratitude for the donation, Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah, CEO of Korle Bu Teaching Hospitals, urged parliament to expedite the approval of proposed fees for dialysis treatment. Dr. Ampomah highlighted the financial challenges faced by the hospital, which currently charges outdated fees, leading to substantial losses per dialysis session.
Similarly, Mrs. Lucy Ofori Ayeh, Director of Operations at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), commended the Jospong Group for its philanthropic efforts, noting the significant impact on patients’ lives, particularly those facing economic hardships.
However, the Deputy Director of Nursing Services at UGMC, Rita Momo Sika-Nartey, highlighted the dire situation faced by many patients who cannot afford the recommended number of dialysis sessions due to financial constraints, leading to compromised health outcomes.
The donation from the Jospong Group comes at a crucial time when access to dialysis services remains a significant challenge for many Ghanaians. With an estimated 13% to 17% of the population experiencing renal function impairment, initiatives like this play a vital role in improving healthcare outcomes and enhancing the quality of life for those in need.