Worldwide Healthcare, an Imperial Logistics SA group company, has donated mobility aids to children with disabilities in the Upper East Region (EBU) to facilitate their travel to school and healthcare facilities in the event of disease.
A total of 27 wheelchairs and 25 wheeled tricycles were donated to beneficiaries who came from Sandema in Builsa North District, Sirigu in Kasena-Nankana West District, Bongo District and Bolgatanga Municipality.
Additionally, the organization has also donated a number of medical wheelchairs to selected healthcare facilities in the region to support the movement of vulnerable patients in accessing healthcare.
Worldwide Healthcare is engaged in the distribution and marketing of medical products (ethical and generic pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical equipment and consumables, over-the-counter products and nutritional supplements) to wholesalers, retailers, hospitals and institutions.
Mrs. Akurugo Nsohma, a mother from Bongo, expressed her joy at the gesture and explained that her child with cerebral palsy as she grew up became heavier and it became difficult for her to carry her on her back. , from place to place.
“When I carry her on my back and walk around a bit, my waist and chest start to hurt,” those wheelchairs we were given are going to take a lot of relief, especially me. Because I couldn’t have afforded such equipment,” she pointed out.
Speaking at Thursday’s donation ceremony in Bolgatanga, Managing Director of Worldwide Healthcare Limited, Shailendra Sharma, explained that the donation was part of the company’s social responsibility and that the donation to people with disabilities was in line with the the company’s belief that the well-being of these people should be considered a human right.
“This intervention was aimed at providing relief to people with disabilities and the medical wheelchairs will also bring great relief to healthcare facilities where they are badly needed,” he said.
He said Worldwide Healthcare Limited wanted to work with a reputable organization such as Afrikids Ghana so they could see the impact of the donation on the ground.
The Director of External Affairs of Afrikids Ghana, Mr. Raymond Ayinne, indicated that it was a joy for Afrikids to be partners in a charity event which brought great relief to the vulnerable.
“For us at Afrikids, we believe that education, health and child protection are the pillars of what we do as a charity and we hope that these children will be better protected and better cared for through to the provision of these wheelchairs,” he suggested. .
He further explained that the beneficiaries were identified by Afrikids Ghana through their work in the areas.