Big Cap Micro Credit has presented medical supplies worth GH¢360,000 to the Agona West Municipal Health Directorate in the Central Region.
The essentials include; 127,300 units of 1ml, 3ml and 20ml disposable syringe with needle; 27,200 units of surgical gloves; 84,000 units of infusion sets; 250 units of cotton wool; 300 boxes of nose masks, and 7,500 tissues. According to the company, the items are to improve the delivery of quality healthcare in the municipality.
Chief Executive Officer of Big Cap Micro Credit, Fridaus M. Yussif, said the financial institution’s gesture is part of its corporate social responsibility and resonates with the “grow with us” mantra of the Big Cap Micro Credit.
“We would want to grow with all and sundry, but that must be on the premise of good health and well-being in consonance with the SDG Goal 3”, he said.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Fridaus Mubarak Yussif said, donations have been made to help the less privileged mothers who could not afford their medical bills and also supported them with some baby food and cash for their upkeeps in the past simply because giving back to the society makes him over joyous as H. Jackson Brown Jr. puts it, “remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
He, therefore, called on all stakeholders, corporate organisations to support the government of Ghana, the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, and all health institutions in Ghana to come together to collectively fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said his donation was premised on the fact that; on one of his business trips, he fell sick and visited a health facility in the municipality, but it was an eyesore, so he engaged a nurse, and from there he decided to help as part of his corporate social responsibility.
The acting Medical Superintendent of Swedru Hospital, Dr. Julius Abuku expressed gratitude for the kind gesture by the CEO, Mr. Fridaus Mubarak Yussif and his team.
He also promised that the items would be equitably distributed for the fight against COVID-19.
MP shows gratitude
The MP for the area, Mrs. Cynthia Mamle Morrison, greatly appreciated the efforts and goodwill of Big Cap Micro Credit at this moment when all donations have stopped coming because of the perception that the country is out of the pandemic.
She stated that, since Big Cap Micro Credit has opened the window of donations again, benevolent people will start coming to the aid of the Agona West Municipal Health Directorate.
Similarly, on Friday, December 17, 2021, the Big Cap Micro Credit led by the CEO, Mr. Fridaus Mubarak Yussif also donated some hospital essentials to the Nima Hospital.
It is the belief of the company that fighting COVID-19 must be done collectively, and strong hands must be seen helping feeble ones.
Financial institutions should help revamp the economy and also help hospitals, clinics, and CHPS compounds to help minimise the effects of COVID-19 in our communities.