The Jospong Group of Companies has issued individual checks amounting to nearly GH¢500,000 to support three renal facilities in Accra.
The funds are designated to provide financial assistance for dialysis treatment to kidney patients at the Korle Bu Renal Unit, University of Ghana Dialysis Centre, and Renal Unit of the Bank Hospital in Accra. These facilities serve patients who face challenges affording dialysis, ensuring they receive essential medical care.
During the presentation ceremonies held at each hospital, Madam Sophia Kudjordji, Chief Corporate Communication Officer of the Jospong Group, emphasized that the contribution reflects the company’s commitment to enhancing the well-being of individuals. This act resonates with the company’s overarching mission to positively impact people’s lives.
“We believe that it’s not just about creating jobs but also ensuring people are healthy to contribute their quota in the nation’s development,” she emphasised.
She also revealed that the Jospong Group is extending its support beyond Accra by planning to replicate similar initiatives at regional hospitals.
Madam Kudjodji appealed to the government, urging consideration for including dialysis treatment in the national insurance scheme. Such a move would alleviate the financial strain on patients, making vital healthcare services more accessible and affordable for all.
The contribution served as the fulfillment of a promise made by the company during its 2023 thanksgiving service, pledging to allocate GH¢500,000 to support dialysis patients.
Accepting the check on behalf of the Korle Bu Renal Unit, Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah, CEO of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, urged parliament to promptly review and approve the proposed fees for dialysis treatment.
The CEO noted that the hospital is still under-recovering as it continues to charge the old fee of GH¢365 instead of GH¢780.
“We are currently under-recovering to the tune of GH¢400 per dialysis, and we need to find this amount before it comes back to haunt us,” Dr. Ampomah said.
Dr. Ampomah highlighted that while awaiting approval of the new fees, the facility relies on the generosity of both individuals and corporate entities in Ghana to help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with dialysis treatment.