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General News of Friday, 3 May 2002


Businessman pays hospital bills of 48 patients

Mr. Isaac Tetteh, Managing Director of T.T. Brothers on Thursday paid 28 million cedis to the Tema Government Hospital to defray outstanding bills of 48 in-patients who could not settle their bills.

In addition, Mr. Tetteh donated 50 single mattresses to the hospital to ease accommodation problems of patients. Presenting the cheque, the Managing Director said he was moved by the plight of the patients most of whom had been discharged but could not leave the hospital because they could not settle their bills.

Mr. Tetteh whose company is the sole agent of South West Distillers and Firmenich Flavours, Distributors of Maracuja Cream said he went to the hospital to meet the charges of a relative and was approached by a woman who had delivered successfully and had been discharged but had no money to settle her bill. Dr Mrs Charity Brako, Medical Superintendent of the hospital thanked the donors and assured them that their gesture would go along to help the hospital.