The management of Ernest Chemists Limited, local pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors has presented medical items to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) for distribution to the various hospitals for the treatment of victims of the June 3 fire disaster. The drugs were presented to the NADMO office in Accra in response to the high demand for medical items to treat victims of the floods and fire explosion that occurred last Wednesday at the Goil filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.
The items included boxes of cotton wool, gauze, bandages, powder for burns and ORS. The rest were vitamins, pain killers and paracetamol.
The Chief Executive Officer of Ernest Chemists Limited, Mr Ernest Bediako Sampong, presented the items and expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and the surviving victims of the disaster and called for massive support for them in these challenging times.
” Any of us could have been victims of the disaster in one way or the other,” he added.
According to Mr Bediako Sampong, his establishment decided to respond to the call for assistance because of the huge number of people affected by the inferno, as well as to help reduce the burden on government, family members and the victims themselves.
He also appealed to corporate Ghana and other organisations to use this opportunity to show love and support for the affected persons.