The Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited (TPL) and the Samuel Amo Tobbin (SAT) Foundation formerly the Tobinco Foundation, has donated two sizable incubators to the St Paul’s hospital in Akatsi.
The GH¢ 20,000.00 worth of incubators were donated to curb the rampant death of premature babies at the hospital and give pregnant women the sense of hope in the community.
Mr Ben Kpabi Tetteh, General Manager of Marketing, Business and Communication of TPL in an interview with the GNA said the items were donated because the Tobinco Group found it unworthy that babies would die due to lack of equipment.
He stressed: “We expect that St Paul’s hospital put these equipment into good use so that lives can be saved. We don’t want to see babies dying as a result of lack of equipment.”
Mr Tetteh noted that the two organisations also donated variety of drugs including anti-malarial drugs.
The Tobinco Group is a charitable organisation and “just this Tuesday, we donated drugs including anti-malarial drugs worth GH¢ 10,000.00 to the Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital as part of the commemoration of the World Malaria Day.
“We assure Ghanaians that together with the Samuel Amo Tobbin Foundation, we will continue to be part of their lives and support them whenever it becomes necessary and we also provide quality products at reasonable prices, therefore they should try to purchase our products.
“By doing that, they are supporting an indigenous local company to create more employment for the citizenry, support people to create internal businesses and as well support the poor and needy,” he said.
Mr Kwasi Poku Appiah, Managing Director of TPL told the GNA in interview that the hospital had a need and found them capable of supporting them, therefore they found it worthy of supporting humanity.
“We will monitor through visitations and communications to ensure that the incubators are put into good use to make the monies we invested into them become a viable one that will achieve the objective for the donation,” he said.
He observed that once the Tobinco Group works in a community, they would continue to help others whenever it became necessary, adding that it was their corporate social responsibility.
Dr Paul Doe-Dagbui, Founder of the Hospital who received the incubators, expressed thanks to the two organisations for their support, adding that the donation was a dream that had materialised.
He expressed concern that the situation was leading to many premature babies.
“Emotionally, I feel like crying today because some other sister hospitals have the facilities but when we call on them to use their incubators, they give us a red light that the equipment is full and we can’t access them.
“But now the future is now opened for premature babies to survive in this hospital and what the TPL and SAT Foundation have done for us is a great history for the St Paul’s hospital,” he said.
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