Ernest Chemists Limited, Ghana’s leading pharmaceutical company has presented drugs valued at GH¢50,000 to the Citi FM/Citi TV relief campaign, designed to provide aid to individuals and families displaced by the destructive flood caused by the twin Akosombo-Kpong Dam spillages.
The spillage of the dams has caused widespread flooding, resulting in massive dislocation and distress for over 30,000 displaced victims in Lower Volta and parts of the Eastern and Greater Accra Regions.
The resultant humanitarian crisis prompted a swift response from Ernest Chemist, who recognized the immediate need for medical assistance in the affected areas as a proactive measure.
This followed warnings by the Ghana Medical Association and other health authorities that the situation could soon result in a health crisis.
The team from Ernest Chemists included the Human Resources Manager, Mr. Ernest Darko, Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Clement Atagra and Marketing Communications Officer, Mr. EbenChrist Bediako.
Presenting the items, Mr. Atagra noted “We have been monitoring the situation in the Volta region, parts of the Eastern and Greater Accra regions, and we know what is going on there. Being a relevant social actor in this space, we recognise the need to come on board to provide our support to help manage the looming health epidemic”.
The company donated 131 cartons of essential medications, including infusions, detergents, anti-malarial tablet and injections, sanitisers, ORS and hand gloves.
The Management of Citi TV/Citi FM commended Ernest Chemists for their support and urged other corporate bodies and individuals to emulate the kind gesture of the company.