CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

KORLE-BU PLASTIC SURGERY UNIT RECEIVE AIRCONDITIONS AND TELEVISION SETS

Toyota Ghana has an existing cordial relationship with the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. This relationship dates as far back as 2008, where Toyota Ghana donated a Hiace Bus for the Centre’s operations. Since then, Toyota Ghana has been very consistent with donations in various forms to the Centre every year. Other items donated over the years include patient monitors, wound therapy equipment, cash donations, just to mention a few. These consistent gestures led us to adopt a wing in the wards and named it the ‘Toyota wing’. This year, as our support to the Centre, we identified the need to make the wards more comfortable and conducive for patients recovering from burns and surgeries. We therefore agreed with Management of the Centre to purchase 6 air conditions and 3 flat screen TVs at a cost of GHC27,000 for the three wards that make up the ‘Toyota wing’. Presenting the items to the Centre, the Managing Director of Toyota Ghana, Mr. Takuya Kajiura explained that Toyota believes, if patients are comfortable and relaxed, their recovery will quicken. He added that, it is Toyota’s hope the donated items will help raise the level of health care delivery to the patients of this hospital and believe that the gesture will go a long way to better the lives and health status of Ghanaians in general. Receiving the items, the Director of the Centre, Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah revealed that the number of burn cases reported to the facility has increased from 250 to 300 cases within a year. He indicated that there has been a lot of pressure on the facility. He therefore thanked Toyota Ghana for being very helpful to the Centre over the years. He assured Management of Toyota Ghana that he will see to it that patients and staff of the Centre take good care of these items and let them serve the purpose for which they were purchased.