- The chief executive officer of The Soft Group, BigGodwin Martey, has paid the medical bills of an orphan
- Louis who was suffering from an ulcer had been neglected at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for over a year because of his huge medical bills
- BigGodwin Martey disclosed in a post on his Facebook page that he has paid Louis' colossal hospital bills
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Ghanaian philanthropist and chief executive officer of The Soft Group, BigGodwin Martey, has paid the medical bills of an orphan who was abandoned at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Louis as he was simply identified had been suffering from an ulcer and had been neglected in the public hospital for over a year.
In the spirit of benevolence, BigGodwin Martey stepped in to settle the medical bills of the young ailing man.
''For the first time, I will openly tell you, it costs GHc1,500 weekly to take care of Louis, in a month it costs me GHc6,000, that is $1,000 monthly. This is excluding his main surgery costing GHc15,000, which hasn’t happened yet, as the surgeons say he must recover well in body weight and immune system before surgery can take place, so I am hoping that in a few months he will be okay enough for the surgery on the feet to take place,'' he said in a post on Facebook.
Narrating the multiple challenges he faced, BigGodwin Martey explained why he thinks Louis was abandoned in the hospital.
''To be frank, it hasn’t been easy handling Louis' issues, I can now appreciate and understand why he was abandoned. The challenges that my team and I have faced in handling his matter have been monstrous. First was accommodation, no bed or space any longer for him in Korle-Bu, so he stays in a guest house close to the hospital, which costs me daily. From medicines to Lab scans, dressing of his wound every three days, caretaker getting him three-square home-cooked meals, transportations, clothing to everything.''
Despite the rounds of challenges, the kind-hearted BigGodwin Martey said it was worth it.
''But hey, no amount is too much to touch a life and make it better,'' he said.
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YEN.com.gh previously reported that detained mothers at a government hospital in Accra can express a sigh of relief after the local charity Crime Check Foundation paid their bills for them to be discharged.
Crime Check Foundation disclosed in a post on its Facebook page that as part of its charity series, the foundation paid a visit to a government hospital in Accra to settle medical bills owed by the detained mothers who had given birth to new babies.
''As part of our Health Check Series, we visited one government hospital in Accra to pay the bills of some women who have delivered but have been detained at the hospital because of their inability to pay their bills,'' the foundation said.
In other news, a female pilot has been showered with accolades by passengers of a plane after she mastered the moment and landed safely at an airport amid uneasy weather conditions.
Though details of the incident remain sketchy, a video of the female pilot arriving in the company of her male colleagues at the airport has surfaced on social media.
In the heartwarming video, passengers of the plane could be seen applauding the young female pilot as she arrived in the company of her male colleagues.
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