President of the Information Systems Audit and Control (ISACA) Accra-Chapter, Mr. Columbus K. Bruce has presented a brand new LG 14Kg Washing Machine with a dryer to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to help cater for the needs of the unfortunate ones.
Presenting the item on behalf of the Accra- Chapter of ISACA, Columbus Bruce said the donation formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and will serve as a relief to the nurses to attend to the washing needs of the disadvantaged inmates.
Receiving the item on behalf of the hospital, Senior Staff member of the children ward Anne Anyomi, applauded the effort of ISACA, pledging it will be put to good use in order to serve the purpose for which it has been intended. “We find it difficult to wash their outing dresses together with the dresses they used in the ward which is usually handled by the main library but for now we can now heave a sigh of relief for the goodwill shown us ISACA for the donation.” She hinted.
According to her the hospital lacks detergents and disinfectants like (soaps, Dettol antiseptics, washing powder) as well as antibiotics and physical drugs for treating malaria cases which sometimes they have to go an extra miles seeking for funds to meet the demands. She however appealed to other philanthropic corporate institutions or individuals to emulate the good gestures of ISACA to help assist them with those items.
Joyce Ankrah, Board member of ISACA says the company’s desire to support the Accra Psychiatric Hospital was borne out of pity for the plight of the inmates while society looks down upon them and others have chosen to ignore them as if they do not exist in the society, calling on other institutions to come on board and offer their support to relieve the plight of the patients.
She observed this is the third time ISACA is donating to support the hospital and announced the commitment of the company will be extended to cover the provision of playing equipment for the children, assisting them in painting of their wards, getting specialist support and care for the nurses and children and offering sponsorship support for the outing programs of the inmates in the near future.
Reflecting on the challenges that these unfortunate inmates go through in life, she however appealed to other charitable organizations and individuals to show love, care and support by also contributing their quota to the betterment of their lives.