Mr Kobla Quashie, Consul to Swaziland, on Friday donated 100 pieces of Ambubags to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
An Ambubag is a hand-held device commonly used to provide positive pressure ventilation to patients who are not breathing or not breathing adequately.
Mrs Koekie Quashie, wife to Mr Quashie who made the presentation, said the donation was in response to an appeal made by Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to all Ghana missions abroad to support the June 3, Accra flood victims.
She noted that, she and the husband were donating to respond to the needs of the less privilege in the society, especially children.
“We are grateful to bring the little we have, and we know it will go a long way to help save the lives of children and prevent deaths,” Mrs Quashie said.
Dr Samuel Asiamah, Director of Medical Affairs, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, receiving the Ambubags, thanked Mr and Mrs Quashie for their support especially when the hospital was in need of materials.
He said the Ambubags would not only save children but adults as well.
“We are grateful to you for bringing us hundred lives and this can also save adults,” he said.
Dr Asiamah noted that the Ambubags would be shared among all emergency departments in the hospital.
He therefore appealed to other benevolent people in society as well as others organisations to emulate their kind gesture.
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, lauded Mr and Mrs Quashie for their support in helping the medical sector of the country.
He observed the Ghanaian community in Swaziland had also planned to help the country.
More than 150 people died while others sustained various forms of injury on Wednesday, June 3, in an inferno at the GOIL Filling Station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, propelled by floods, which also claimed lives in other parts of the Metropolis. GNA