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Korle Bu Teaching Hospital commends Vodafone Ghana

By Michael Abayateye
Vodafone Ghana Foundation
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The management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has commended Vodafone Ghana for ensuring the bills of financially challenged patients are paid through its annual Homecoming initiative.

Vodafone through its Corporate Social Responsibility(CRS) arm, Vodafone Ghana Foundation has since 2011, settled the bills of hundreds of patients of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and thousands of patients in other health institutions across the country, who were unable to pay their medical bills.

The Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr. Gilbert Buckle said  “the intervention by Vodafone is a demonstration of the organisation’s dedication to supporting health delivery in Ghana. Healthcare can be financially tasking and we appreciate Vodafone Foundation’s thoughtfulness in offsetting the bills of our patients. Our patients are immensely grateful to Vodafone for this timely intervention.”

He encouraged Vodafone Foundation to continue its good work and relationship with the hospital.

On his part, Corporate Manager at Vodafone Ghana, Ebenezer Amankwah added that “the frustration of having to pay hospital bills deter many people from seeking proper medical attention.

According to him, “it therefore gives us great joy to see people returning to their families happily after getting the needed healthcare to contribute positively to society.”