The Grassroots for John Mahama 2016, a group campaigning for the re-election of President John Mahama in 2016, has donated relief support items to the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre at Korle Bu in Accra.
The items, estimated at GHc 2,500,00 and made of 50 cartons of bottled water, some bales of toilet rolls, and a quantity of soft drinks, are to support the centre, especially patients on admission as a result of the June 3 fire disaster, which occurred at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, in Accra.
Mr Timothy Ataboadey Awontrim, Spokesperson for the Group, led the group to present the items,which were received by Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah, Director of the Centre.
Mr Awontrim commended the staff of the centre for their hardwork and selfless service.
“We have come as citizens of this country to share in the pain of our brothers and sisters caught in the twin disaster of June 3,” Mr Atwontrim said.
The donation follows calls from the Centre for relief items in aid of the affected on admission at the centre.
Dr Ampomah expressed gratitude to the group, and appealed for more assistance.
He said out of the 16 brought to the hospital on the day of the disaster, seven were admitted, who were still on admission.
Unfortunately, he said, one person died because of lack of intensive care facilities.
He appealed for more individual, institutional and governmental support, explaining that a dressing cost GHC400 per patient and was done every four days. GNA