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08.12.2010 Health

Atlas Copco renovates Korle Bu Fevers Unit

By GNA
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December 08, 2010 Accra, Dec. 8, GNA - The Fevers Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has received a facelift with some renovation works at a cost of US$20,000, thanks to Atlas Copco Ghana, a world-leading industrial productivity solution provider.

The company, which provided the support as part of its corporate social responsibility, replaced roofing sheets, fixed new ceilings, changed doors and fixed burglar proofs in addition to white washing the Unit.

Atlas Copco Ghana with a global reach spanning more than 170 countries, also provided furniture for consulting doctors and the hospital lab technicians as well as some detergents.

Ms Susan Manu, Deputy Human Resource Manager and Administrative Manager of Atlas Copco, handed over the facility to the Unit's head, Professor Margaret Lartey on Monday at a brief ceremony. 

She said the company's social responsibility last year focused mainly on educational supports nationwide, but this year, it had occupied itself with health issues, with specific reference to HIV/AIDS.

Ms Manu said the company launched its HIV/AIDS workplace policy in November this year, and was committed to limit the further spread of HIV/AIDS, and provide support for employees that were infected or affected with HIV/AIDS by creating a safe working environment.

She said the Unit, which takes care of the majority of HIV cases and persons living with the virus, deserved all the support it needed from both the Government and the private sector.

Ms Manu announced that Atlas Copco had assisted Miss Malaika 2008, Miss Tamara Dzormeku with GH¢4,000 to enable her effectively implement her project dubbed:  "The Right to Live Campaign".

Prof Lartey on behalf of the management, staff and inmates of the Unit thanked the company for the support.   

GNA

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