In the spirit of love, telecom operator, Vodafone Ghana, has settled the medical bills of over 180 patients who were struggling to raise funds to pay their medical bills through its annual 'Valentine's Day Homecoming' initiative on February 14th 2014.
Similar to previous years, beneficiaries' included infants and the elderly who had spent days, weeks and in some cases months in hospitals across the country including the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Winneba Municipal Hospital in the Central Region, Volta Regional Hospital and Temale Teaching Hospital.
The beneficiaries, some of whom were in tears, thanked Vodafone Ghana for the support. “I thank Vodafone Ghana for taking me out of my predicament and sending me home. I really appreciate what Vodafone has done for me,” said 49-year-old beneficiary, Samuel Dadzie of Kasoa, who is married with four children and was in hospital for a month.
Another beneficiary Akua Atta, a widow and mother of eight children at KwakyeKrom in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, also said: “I thought I would be there forever, thank God I am going home to see my children. I pray Vodafone's business will expand so they can help more Ghanaians.”
Vodafone Valentine Homecoming is an annual initiative where Vodafone shows love in the season of love by paying the medical bills of insolvent patients who have been kept in hospitals because they are not able to pay for their medical bills.