The Alumni of the Accra Technical University, in collaboration with the Science Laboratory Technology and the Medical Laboratory Technology Departments of the University, have donated assorted items worth GH10,000 to the maternity unit of the USSER Hospital in James Town, Accra.
The donated items include two table-top fridges, examination gloves, buckets of paint, gallons of detergent, gallons of sanitiser, waste collectors, buckets, soft drinks, and clothes. The University also mobilized 44 pints of blood through a blood donation exercise for the hospital to save lives.
According to Mr Kojo Ayittey, a Lecturer at the Science Laboratory Technology Department of ATU, the donation was part of the University's Corporate Social Responsibility to respond to the needs of the community, and it would be an annual programme.
The choice of Ussher Hospital was due to the existing relationship between the University and the health facility. The donation was to show love to the mothers and their new-born.
Mrs Fausta Kilian Ganaa, Director of Public Affairs, at ATU, revealed that the University's vision was to be recognised as a top Technical University with regional influence. She added that the exercise formed part of the eight priority areas of the University's strategic plan, including industry and community engagement, internationalisation, and visibility.
In response to the donation, Mr Ashong Ibrahim, Head of Records and Transport at USSER Hospital, commended the University for the love exhibited and called on other corporate institutions to assist the facility to enhance healthcare delivery in the community.
He further noted that the donated items were relevant to the needs of the Hospital and would help complement the government's efforts at improving healthcare outcomes.