Tigo Ghana commissions hospital unit
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
The General Manager of Tigo Ghana, Adil El Youssefi has reiterated Tigo’s commitment to support the relevant stakeholders with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes that would help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 by the set date of 2015. According to him, Tigo, Ghana’s premier telecommunication service provider, will, as part of its Corporate Social Initiatives, continue to support the relevant stakeholders to achieve these objectives by responding positively to their calls.
El-Youssefi made this known at a commissioning and hand over of a newly-constructed Reproductive and Child Care Unit at the Atwima Mponua Hospital in the Ashanti Region.
According to report prior to the intervention of Tigo Ghana, the people of Nyinahin and surrounding communities lacked a suitable health facility for good health care delivery. Patients, particularly nursing mothers and pregnant women, received care under trees. With the construction of the new unit, the people of Nyinahin and its environs, especially women and children can now, in the words of El Youssefi, "have a lasting smile during each visit to the health centre.’’
Additionally, Tigo donated some health equipment and BlackBerry phones to the hospital to facilitate quality health care delivery.
The District Chief Executive of Atwima Mponua, Theresa Adomako-Tawiah, commended Tigo Ghana for the support and advised members to the community to seek early health care in order to avoid any complications. The construction of this new facility for Nyinahin and its surrounding areas is the latest among Tigo’s numerous child-centred CSR interventions spread across Ghana.