Techgulf Ghana donates to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

TechGulf Ghana Limited donated 10,800 pieces of KN95 nose masks to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the donation worth $35,000 forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility to intensify the hospital’s efforts in the fight against the novel Corona Virus.

In attendance were staff and members of the Hospital Management, Members of the American Chamber of Commerce, The Economic Officer of the US Embassy, Ghana and staff of TechGulf. This donation was intended to provide the much-needed support to medical professionals in the Hospital in the wake of the pandemic.

TechGulf is an American technology company located in San Francisco, in the United States and Accra, Ghana with the mandate to provide secure and stable data storage hardware and services in Africa as well as anchor and guide technology companies interested in doing business in Africa.

The company has a strategic partnership with Overland Tandberg a privately-held black owned technology company in the United States that develops and manufactures Hybrid Cloud IT Infrastructure and data protection solutions for Small Medium Business (SMBs) SMEs and Large Enterprises.

The CEO of TechGulf Mr. Franklin Asare, who made the presentation stated that Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is a key national asset as the hospital is the biggest in West Africa and the third largest on the African Continent and provides critical healthcare in the Sub-region and as such needs all the requisite assistance to maintain high standards.

Mr. Asare said “TechGulf has a passion for telemedicine which is based on good and adequate storage and we believe that with our friendship with the hospital, we would be able to have a strong partnership in Telemedicine delivery anywhere on the continent”.

The CEO of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah, Chief Surgeon at the Burns Unit, who received the items on behalf of the hospital expressed his gratitude to TechGulf Ghana Limited for considering the hospital and indicated the nose masks will go a long way to help the staff in their Covid-19 virus combat efforts. He said “This donation of face masks is a very welcome one because it will help us to provide adequate protection for our staff who are in the line of duty”.

The Economic Officer at the US embassy Mr. Gunner Hamlyn who was the Guest speaker at the event commended TechGulf and Overland Tandberg for their thoughtfulness. He also expressed the need for the hospital to collaborate with Technology companies, stating “we need to learn from one another and see how the United States, private industries and Ghana can work together to tackle our healthcare challenges and innovation needs”.

This would complement Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s efforts of digital transformation to enable the hospital offer best-in-class patient care delivery across the region.

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