Indigenous oil marketing company, GOIL Company Limited has presented personal protective equipment (PPEs) and disinfectants valued at GHc50,000 to the 37 Military Hospital to support the fight against the Covid-19 virus.
The items comprised 100 pieces of full body gear; 100 pieces of surgical gown; 10,000 pieces of hand gloves; 100 gallons of hand sanitisers; 100 gallons of rubbing alcohol, and 75 gallons of disinfectants.
The 37 Military Hospital becomes the third institution to benefit from the oil marketing company’s benevolence within the Covid-19 crisis period as the company had already extended support to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU).
The company has also donated an amount of GHc200,000 to the National Covid-19 Fund to support government’s efforts in combatting the disease.
The Group CEO and Managing Director of GOIL, Mr Kwame Osei-Prempeh, donated the amount to the Chief of Staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Opare at the Jubilee House recently in Accra.
Presenting the items at a brief ceremony at the 37 Military Hospital Wednesday, the Chief Operating Officer of GOIL, Mr Alex Josiah Adzew said the gesture was in keeping with the company’s commitment to give back to society.
He said the company recognised the serious nature of the coronavirus disease and its implications on the country, hence its decision to support institutions that are at the forefront of the fight as part of its corporate social responsibility.
“This is part of our corporate social responsibility. We have already made some presentations to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the GPRTU. We have also contributed GHc200,000 towards the Covid-19 Fund. As the leading oil marketing company in the country, we want to be very responsible and to be seen as part of the nation’s effort in fighting Covid-19,” he said.