The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Shri Birender Singh Yadav has on Sunday, October 1, 2017 donated assorted medical drugs to the 37 Military Hospital at the fore court of the Hospital’s Headquarters in Accra.
The drugs included Blood Tonics, Assorted Tablets and Capsules, and Infusions.
Mr Yadav together with the Indian Community in Ghana presented the drugs to the facility. In his speech, he emphasized that the donation was made to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Karamchand Gandhi who was born on October 2, 1869 as well as the International Day for Non Violence which was observed every October 2.
He added that the hospital was chosen because the Gandhi Ward at the facility was adopted by the Indian Commission and Community in Ghana to memorialize the former leader of Indian Independence. He also stated that Mahatma Gandhi’s Movement against British rule inspired several other movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
He noted that a Peace Walk and Prayer also known as “Shanti Yagna’’ was organized as part of activities to mark this year’s event.
Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, the Acting Commanding Officer of the hospital Col Raymond Ewusi thanked them for the kind gesture and encouraged other corporate bodies and communities of other countries in Ghana to emulate the Indian Community.
The Officer in Charge (OIC) of Gandhi Ward, Maj Cynthia Annan and some Senior Officers and Staff of the facility were present to receive the items.