The Rotary Club of Accra-Airport, has donated a total of GH˘15,000 to the Mathew "25" House, an HIV/AIDS centre in Koforidua.
The amount would enable the centre to defray debts owed to health facilities and institutions that provide services and goods to the patients.
Mathew "25" House, which was set up in 2003 currently oversees 70 patients and 98 orphans and vulnerable children, who have become destitute as a result of their health status and death of their parents.
Mr Ebow Acquah, President of Rotary Club of Accra-Airport, presented the cheque which would be given to the Koforidua Regional Hospital, Gabson Pharmacy, Kwawaja Brothers Company for providing healthcare, drugs and food items.
The Club also presented to the centre, GH˘4,000 for the upkeep of the patients.
According to Mr Acquah, the Rotary Accra-Airport collaborated with Rotary Club of Milwaukee (US) for the donations, making it the fifth time that the centre had received such assistance.
Reverend Monsignor Bobby Benson, Director of the Centre, who received the cheques, indicated that they had received immense support from Rotary Accra-Airport which would help to defray their debts.
He said due to the piled up debt it became difficult for the patients to access health care and drugs, since not all ailments were covered under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Reverend Benson said 66 out of the 70 patients were on Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) and due to financial constraints the House paid 50 per cent of the subsidized GH˘5 for the drug whiles the patients paid the rest to ensure that they stayed on it to improve their health.
He thanked Rotary Accra-Airport for the support and added that the House, which was single-handedly being financed by him, relied on support and charity and hope that others would emulate the gesture of Rotary and come to their aid.