Fabrimetal Ghana, producers of high tinsel iron rods has donates 450 Cylinders of oxygen to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to help in managing and treatment of Covid-19 patients.
The 450 cylinders, which adds up to 4000 Cubic Meters of oxygen, is the affirmation of the company’s commitment to supporting health facilities across the country in order to enable them treat patients.
Presenting the cylinders of oxygen to the Hospital at a ceremony at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on Wednesday July 29, 2020, the Managing Director of Fabrimetal Ghana, Raj Rohit said the company made the donation to support the country as well as Ghanaians to help in treatments of Covid-19 cases.
“Our support is in the form of provision of oxygen to health institutions to help support those Covid-19 patients receiving treatments at Intensive Care Units (ICUs),” he said.
The MD noted that Fabrimetal Ghana does not produce oxygen for commercial purposes but produce it for the company’s in house use in the manufacturing of iron rods.
He said, the company has to cut down on the production of iron rods and use the oxygen they produce to support health facilities in this trying time of the pandemic.
According to him, their partnership with the Ministry Of Health and for that matter the Koror-Bu Teaching Hospital started in April 2020, when management of Farbrimetal Ghana realized that Oxygen is a key consumable needed for Covid-19 treatment at the treatment centers.
He further added that, “Today, we are here to affirm our commitment to this noble initiative and partnership with the Ministry Of Health and Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and to continue with free supply of Oxygen to Korea-Bu Teaching Hospital, which is still an ongoing intervention. We are also sure to reach even other Hospitals as need may arise until the fight against this pandemic is won completely in Ghana.”
He said the presentation of the oxygen, though very small, “will impact lives.”
Receiving the oxygen on behalf of the Hospital, Dr. Ali Samba, Director of Medical Affairs at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital expressed appreciation to the company and noted that management of the hospital sees the gesture as a “great sacrifice,” the company is making.
He said, oxygen is critical in the treatment of severe Covid-19 cases and that its usefulness in managing critical cases cannot be glossed over.
“The demand for oxygen in this period is very crucial across the various health facilities in the country. We must know that lack of oxygen at these centers can lead to deaths, therefore we appreciate what Fabrimetal is doing and will ask that it extends this gesture to other facilities too,” he said.
Dr. Ali Samba averred that Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has an existing plant, which is producing oxygen for the hospital, and that plans are advanced to establish another plant with larger capacity to supply oxygen to other hospitals across the country.
Fabrimetal is a subsidiary of MMD Steel Group operating in eight (8) African countries including Ghana.
The company has also supplied a number of cylinders of oxygen to the Lekma Hospital, Prampram Polyclinic and the Nungua Hospital.