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Regional News of Sunday, 15 October 2017

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Pharmaceutical company supports gas explosion victims

Supra Pharma Limited, a pharmaceutical company, has donated a variety of medical consumables to the 37 Military Hospital to support the treatment of the victims of the Atomic Junction gas explosion.

The items included 30 cartons of assorted infusion and ciprofloxacin injections.

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The Managing Director of SUPRA Pharma, Mr Rajesh Wadhwani, who presented the items to the hospital, said the gesture formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility in giving back to the society.

“In incidents like this, the government should not shoulder all the burden by providing for such victims. Individuals, civil society organisations and other corporate bodies should take it upon themselves to provide items to make healthcare provision for such individuals easier,” he stated.


Mr Wadhwani advised Ghanaians to be extra careful to prevent a recurrence of such explosions.

“As citizens of this country, we should not always rely on the government to put measures in place to prevent such incidents from happening.

“We have to ensure that the necessary precautions are put in place to avert such incidents from occurring in the future,” he said.


The acting Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Ms Joana Seppey, thanked Supra Pharma for their assistance and said the donation was timely.

She said the hospital had delved deep into its own resources in caring for the victims and, therefore, calls on individuals, corporate bodies and civil society organisations to complement the government’s support to the victims.

She used the opportunity to express appreciation to the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs), Safik Medical Supplies, Ernest Chemists Limited, Unicom Chemists, East Cantonments Pharmacy and TOBINCO Pharmaceutical for donating towards the treatment of the victims of the gas explosion.