First Sky group donates GHc 2.6m to Korle Bu renal unit to take care of the medical bills of patients at the unit…
The Chief Executive Officer of the First Sky group of companies, Eric Kutortse, has donated over GHc 2.6 million to the renal unit of the Korle Bu teaching hospital, Accra.
The donation according to the group is meant for offsetting the burden of unpaid medical bills at the hospital’s kidney department. The donation is also to ensure that all patients who come to the unit for dialysis receive free treatment.
According to Citifmonline report, Eric Kutortse said that his organisation’s decision to adopt the Korle Bu renal unit came after realising the lasting impact on the life of a beneficiary of the company’s charity who was supported with 30 percent of the organisation’s net profit.
Mr. Kutorse recalled that the patient had ‘bounced back to life’ just within a few months of benefiting from the group’s intervention, and is currently at the University of Ghana. He also indicated that it was in the process of following him up that they came across several other people with the same problem, moving them to adopt the unit.
Mr. Kutortse disclosed that payment has been made to cover the total indebtedness of all patients in the unit as well as the free treatment of patients from everywhere. He also promised that they will give out more funds once the current one is exhausted to ensure that the scheme is kept alive.
In addition, a brand new Toyota Hilux pickup was also donated to the unit. Mr. Kutortse explained that the purpose of the pickup donation is to ensure that the aged and people who cannot come to the unit themselves are picked up from their residents to benefit from the now-made-free treatment.
The Director of Finance at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Bright Korkoryie, described the intervention as very timely. He pointed out that the donations will enable them fully revive the unit which will in turn start giving out the best of their services. He also assured that the patients’ debts will be waived such that they will no more be required to pay.