Ghana’s largest independent power producer, Sunon Asogli Power Ghana Ltd, has donated hospital equipment worth GHS100,000(US $16,469.54)to Kpone Polyclinic in the Greater Accra Region.
The set of equipment included Chemistry Analyzer and Sysmex Hematology Analyzer.
The equipment is essential in boosting the laboratory services for treating clients with diabetes, hypertension, Arthritis, Obesity and other non-communicable chronic diseases who visit the hospital.
In a speech, the General Manager for Sunon Asogli Power Ghana, Jin Zhengyi said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that our health is extremely important and access to quality health care is essential to one’s livelihood.”
This, he said is the reason why Sunon Asogli Power heeded the call of the Kpone Polyclinic as the hospital celebrated its 25th anniversary.
“We hope by providing this important medical equipment, we have In our small way, saved the lives of residents of Kpone and all those that access the polyclinic.”
According to him, Sunon Asogli Power has the Kpone community at heart, stressing that as part of the company’s corporate social responsibilities, it is committed to delivering and assisting groups and individuals in undertaking relevant projects that support the community through sponsorship.
“The company constructed a 4km concrete road to serve the community, as well as an astroturf football field for the youth of the community, and made various donations to the Kpone Police Station and Fire Service,” he said.
Sunon Asogli Power is the first successful Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Ghana.
The company took up the challenge to set up a 560MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant to alleviate the country’s intermittent power shortages and load management, as well as to contribute to the realization of the vision of making Ghana the energy hub of Africa.
It is currently looking at setting up renewable energy projects in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa to help fulfil the renewable energy agenda.
Receiving the donation, the Director of Health Services for Kpone-Katamanso Municipality, Dr Esther Priscilla Biamah Danquah described the donation as timely.
According to her, the only Sysmex Hematology Analyzer which the polyclinic procured some ten years ago has been breaking down often, thereby, compelling them to refer patients to the Tema General Hospital.
She said the polyclinic could, henceforth, perform several laboratory tests such as kidney functioning tests, cardio enzymes and lipid profiles.
She commended the management of Sunon Asogli Power Ghana Limited and promised to ensure that the equipment are well kept.
The Kpone Katamanso Municipal Chief Executive, Samuel Okoe Amanquah lauded Asogli for continuously supporting the Kpone community.
He, however, urged them to do more by ensuring that parts of the town that are having difficulty accessing portable water are connected to their water facility.
The Member of Parliament for the Area, Joseph Akuerterh Tettey called on other corporate bodies in the area to emulate the gesture by Sunon Asogli Power Ghana Ltd and