Global NewsWatch Media Donates GH¢ 20,000 to Cardio Centre to Kick-Start Surgery for 3-Year Old Hole-in-Heart Patient
The Global NewsWatch Media and Communications Ltd., managers of newswatchgh.com, a faith-based news portal has donated GH¢ 20,000 to the National Cardiothoracic Centre (NTC) at Korle-Bu, to support Nina Awupireh, a 3-year old girl diagnosed of a hole-in heart condition.
The amount donated is a part payment of a total amount of $ 9,000 (about GHc50,000) to enable Doctors kick- start the surgery on the little girl diagnosed of the condition known as Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and Pulmonary Stenosis (SP).
Making the presentation, Mr. Robert Dela Mawuenyegah, Executive Director of Global NewsWatch Media & Communications LTD, said the Organisation had worked hard to raise part of the money as the lead partners in an effort to save the life of little Nina.
“We are hopeful that this will be a new beginning to help subsequent support we want to offer to the Cardio Centre to save little Nina,” thanking the Centre for “working hard to save lives especially children with hole in heart.”
He was grateful to organisations like St. John Bosco Society and parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church at Mataheko, the Parish of the parents of little Nina, staff of the National Catholic Secretariat, Staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (CEMBA 2B Class of KNUST), family members of Nina, and individuals for generously responding to the fundraising appeal launched by Global NewsWatch Media and Communications LTD, with media support and collaboration from The Catholic Standard Newspaper and Dex-elo Multimedia operating in Accra.
He, however, appealed for more support to raise the remaining GH¢ 30,000 to undertake the full open-heart surgery to save little Nina and expressed hope that other individuals, groups and organisations would replicate this gesture as quickly as possible to save the little girl at this critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Mawuenyegah called on government agencies, NGOs, Church Societies, philanthropists and Ghanaians in general for financial assistance to save their daughter, who has a promising future.
Dr. Kow Entsua-Menash, a surgeon at the Cardio Centre, thanked Global NewsWatch Media and Communications Ltd. for spearheading this fundraising, saying that “if everybody will come to support children of the Centre, it will go a long way to make their lives easy.”
Dr. Entsua-Menash, who signed a letter on behalf of Dr. Lawrence A. Sereboe, Director of the NCTC to announce the health condition of Little Nina, called on corporate entities to come to the Centre’s aid because “no donation is too small and any amount given will be channeled to save lives of children.”
On his part, Dr. Sereboe commended Global NewsWatch for raising funds to support Nina but appealed to the company to extend their humanitarian support to benefit other children of the centre.
The Letter to the Parish Priest of Homily Family Parish, stated that “the above name (Nina Awupireh) patient was referred from the Department of Child Health to the National Cardiothoracic Centre and she was incidentally found to have a heart murmur.”
According to the letter, clinical evaluation and examination confirmed of a hole-in heart condition known as Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and Pulmonary Stenosis (SP).
The letter stated that “Further management of her condition will involve an open-heart surgery.”
The $ 9,000 (about GHc50,000) needed, according to the letter from NCTC, “covers the cost of further investigations, surgery, anaesthesia, intensive care and boarding for a maximum of two weeks.”
Nina was diagnosed in 2018 after she was sent to the Children’s hospital at Derby Avenue before she was referred to the Korle-Bu Children’s Block and then to the National Cardiothoracic Centre.
If you are touched by this sad story and willing to help, kindly contact Global NewsWatch Media and Communications Ltd through the following contact details:
Mobile: 0595820140 or 0209876702, 0543481873
All payments should be addressed toGlobal NewsWatch Media and Communications Ltd and referenced to NINA AWUPIREH
Bankers: GCB Branch: Nungua
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(SOS Appeal by newswatchgh.com)