Toyota Ghana has made a donation of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit beds to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. This was in response to a request made by the hospital to support the Mother Baby Unit (MBU) and the Paediatric Emergency Unit (PEU) with these lifesaving beds.
Presenting the items, Mr. Peter Asante, Kumasi Branch Manager, affirmed that Toyota Ghana believes a healthy environment contributes to a healthy wellbeing and promoting the health of children is an important goal in itself.
He said, “At Toyota, we demonstrate our commitment to a healthy tomorrow by the positive actions we take today as this is central to shaping their long term health and well-being. It is also critical to improving the health of the whole population by reducing infant mortality”.
Mr. Asante was hopeful that the items will help raise the level of healthcare delivery to the patients of the hospital.
Receiving the beds on behalf of KATH, Dr. Emmanuel Addo-Yobo, Head of Directorate Child Health Unit of the hospital expressed his gratitude and emphasized the fact that the hospital presently has only four of such beds in the unit. These four beds have saved the lives of not less than fifty-eight (58) children out of eighty (80) between February and June 2015. These were children who were critically ill and would have died had the beds not been available. It is his conviction that the two (2) additional beds will help save more lives.
He expressed his profound gratitude to Toyota Ghana and like Oliver Twist, he would always ask for more. He said that the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) had a critical need for Patient Monitors and Infusion Pumps and would be grateful if Toyota could come to their aid in this regard. He was assisted in the presentation by Dr. John Adabie Appiah, a Paediatric Critical Care Senior Specialist.