The National Centre for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), yesterday, received a donation of hospital equipment worth ten thousand, six hundred and fifteen Ghana cedis (Ghc10, 615.00).
The equipment includes a wheel chair, x-ray view boxes, patient trolleys and couches, a DVD player and water dispensers.
The package was put together with support from the Transactional Products and Services Department of Stanbic Bank and Stanbic Bank as a whole, who contributed two thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc2,000.00) and four thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc4,000.00), respectively.
A cheque worth two thousand, eight hundred and sixty Ghana cedis (Ghc 2,860.00) was also presented to the Centre for the treatment of a child at the clinic.
The presentation was jointly made on behalf of the Sena Anku Memorial Foundation (SENAMF) by Ms Grace Amenyogbeli and Mrs Mizpah Rockson, Founder and Executive Director, respectively, of the Foundation.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the clinic, Ms Sabina Kotei, Administrator of the Centre, expressed gratitude to the Sena Anku Memorial Foundation for the gesture and urged individuals and corporate institutions to support the Foundation and the clinic, for that matter.
The Sena Anku Memorial Foundation was inaugurated in Accra on March 12, 2012, with the aim to solicit technical, financial and other resources from institutions and individuals for the prevention, treatment and care of cancer with particular attention to breast cancer in Ghana and beyond.
The Foundation also aims to fund research, gather and disseminate information and support the design of enhanced medical and care systems to fight cancer, with a special focus on young women, as well as advocate for expedited, enhanced and effective treatment of cancer.
In addition, the Foundation will provide financial support for treatment to impoverished cancer patients, provide a platform for the dissemination of relevant information and support for counseling provision regarding cancer care to young professional women and other stakeholders and advocate for expedited, consistent and committed care for cancer patients.
The establishment of the Foundation was motivated by the death of Sena Anku, an employee of the Transactional Products and Services Department of Stanbic Bank, who succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 28.
Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)