The Jospong Group of Companies has demonstrated its commitment to improving healthcare by presenting almost GH¢500,000 to three renal facilities in Accra to support kidney patients who are unable to afford dialysis treatments.
Madam Sophia Kudjordji, the Chief Corporate Communication Officer of the Jospong Group, emphasized that the gesture aligns with the company’s mission of improving people’s lives beyond job creation.
She announced plans to extend similar support to regional hospitals, highlighting the importance of government consideration to include dialysis treatment in the national insurance scheme to alleviate the financial burden on patients.
The donation fulfills the company’s promise made during its 2023 Thanksgiving service to support dialysis patients with an amount of GH¢500,000.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Korle Bu Renal Unit, Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah, CEO of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, urged parliament to expedite action on approving proposed fees for dialysis treatment to address the hospital’s financial challenges.
Mrs. Lucy Brimpong Ofori-Ayeh, Director of Operations at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), commended the Jospong Group for their support, stressing that the donation would significantly reduce mortality among dialysis patients facing economic hardships.
Rita Momo Sika-Nartey, Deputy Director of Nursing Services (DDNS), highlighted the gravity of the financial challenges faced by patients, emphasizing the need for support from individuals and corporate entities.
Judith Naa Klokor Asiamah, Director of Nursing & Midwifery Services at UGMC, appealed for additional dialysis machines to meet the growing demand for renal care, citing a significant gap between the number of patients in need and available resources.
Statistics indicate a substantial proportion of Ghana’s population with renal function impairment, underscoring the importance of addressing the growing demand for dialysis services to improve the quality of life and life expectancy of affected individuals.