COVID19: CalBank donates PPEs to Effiankwanta Regional Hospital
Calbank, one of Ghana’s leading financial institutions, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Takoradi. The donation was done by the Board of Directors, Management and staff of the bank to support the hospital to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The items donated included face shields, alcohol bases, surface disinfectants, infra-red thermometers, hand gloves, surgical masks, disposable gowns, hand sanitizers, rubber boots, anti-bacterial liquid soaps, nurse caps, and goggles, etc. The items were derived from contributions from staff of the bank and board members.
In a remark, Western Region Corporate Manager of the bank, Alfred Kwame Acquah who led the donation indicated that, the Effiankwanta Regional Hospital plays a very important role in the delivery of quality health in the Western Region. He indicates the Effiankwanta Regional Hospital, being the only referral center in the Region need to be stocked to ensure cases of coronavirus are well fought.
“We decided to come here as a bank to donate these items to Effia-Nkwanta. We are doing similar donations in other referral hospitals across the country. This is meant to support the fight against coronavirus. Calbank, apart from the donation we made to the COVID 19 fund, have decided to support the hospitals fight the pandemic,” he noted.
Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the Effiankwanta Regional Hospital, Naomi Owusu, who received the items on behalf of the hospital, expressed the hospital’s appreciation to Calbank for the support. She assured, the items donated will be put to good use, and entreated other organizations to emulate what Cal bank has done.
Calbank in April this year donated GHS 200,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund. The Bank had earlier contributed GHS 10million to the Ghana Association of Bankers to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apart from the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, other beneficiary hospitals that have also benefited from the bank’s donations include the University of Ghana Medical Center in Accra, Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region, and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region.