COVID-19: Ridge Hospital receives Don Simon support

Story by Carlos Afanou

J.Garcia Carrion, manufacturers of the Don Simon fruit drinks has donated 9,000 bricks of the product to the Ridge Hospital as their contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenting the items to officials from the Ridge Hospital yesterday [Tuesday, April 14, 2020], Mr Isaac Sampah, who represented the company, said the gesture was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility targeted at assisting healthcare providers on the frontline fighing the pandemic to discharge of their duties more effectively.

An official from J.Garcia Carrion, Mr Marco Polo in a brief statement before the presentation said he was optimistic that the country would come of out stronger after fighting the pandemic.

“We are all going to come out victorious after this fight against the virus and our contribution represents our widow’s mite that we are undertaking for the Ridge Hospital as well as other institutions in the country,” he said.
For his part, the Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh, expressed his appreciation for the donation and urged other corporate institutions to heed to the call for help and assist the government in fighting the virus.

“This is a wonderful gesture, for those on the frontline they need to be well nourished, so when you come to donate things like this, it will go a long way to motivate them.”
He also urged Ghanaians to follow the established social distancing protocols to the letter to help reduce the risk of contracting the disease.

Don Simon, has been operating in Ghana for over 35 years and it joins several corporate bodies to contribute cash and logistics towards the fight against the epidemic.
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