Stanbic Bank Ghana has made a donation of GHS 50,000 to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH) also known as Ridge Hospital, to help the hospital acquire a Cytotoxic Safety Cabinet for its Child Cancer Unit.
Speaking at the cheque handing over, Kojo Akoi-Larbi, Manager, Communications at Stanbic Bank Ghana, said the bank is committed in making efforts to support health related matters in the country.
“Being part of this society, we believe that we must help impact what happens in the community. Education and health care/child-care are among the areas that are key to us and though we may not be able to provide all the help needed in these sectors, we can help improve the condition of some of our people. We are just here to ensure that some good news arrives at this hospital and that our gesture this morning would bring smiles onto the faces of some children,” he said.
Receiving the cheque, Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Medical Director of the hospital, expressed gratitude for the donation highlighting the fact that Stanbic Bank is the first corporate institution to respond to the call by the hospital in the acquisition of the machine.
“On behalf of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, we are delighted by your kind gesture and we will like to say that, feel free anytime any of you wants a relationship or partnership with us in terms of healthcare delivery, we are ready to collaborate, and even as individuals. Any time you want to use our facility, you can come through for our assistance. Once again on behalf of the management team, the Child Health Department, we thank you so much for this gesture coming in at this point in time, and I think you are the first people to respond to our request for the acquisition of the Cytotoxic Safety Cabinet,” Dr. Srofenyoh noted.
The unique demands of handling and preparing cytotoxic drugs for use in chemotherapy require a specialized cabinet. A Cytotoxic Safety Cabinet is, therefore, the premium solution for cytotoxic/antineoplastic drug processing, providing the highest level of patient, pharmacist and environmental protection. The GARH further called on other corporate bodies to come on board to contribute towards the purchase of the machine, which costs GHS175,916.29