Bayport Savings and Loans has expressed its support in the fight against COVID-19 by donating test kits and Personal Protection Equipment, toiletries and boxes of water worth GH¢100,000 to selected hospitals across Ghana.
Bayport’s donation to these hospitals seeks to complement government’s efforts to improve availability and accessibility of PPE in the protection of medical professionals in the frontline of this fight. The hospitals who received the donations are Gas East Hospital in Kwabenya in Accra, and Kumasi South Hospital in Kumasi.
At a brief ceremony last week at the Ga East Hospital, Bayport’s management, led by their CEO, Nii Amankra Tetteh presented the PPE to the Director of the Ga East hospital.
Speaking to the media after the donation, Nii Amankra Tetteh said: “the COVID-19 pandemic has already affected so many lives and businesses. We hear the call for support, and we are grateful we can contribute in some way to ease the fight.”
He added that “this donation is in response to a call for support to help the government mobilize resources and logistics to deal with the pandemic. Businesses cannot be successful when the society around them fails, there is no way we can thrive or head towards our ambition whilst the community we operate in, is under threat.”
When asked how the pandemic has affected Bayport Savings and Loans, Nii Amankra indicated that “We are all experiencing the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Bayport Savings and Loans is no exception. Bayport kickstarted the year 2020 on a very optimistic note before the pandemic hit our country.
Although our output in March and April was not up to expectations, our performance for the same time last year is better; we believe we are taking the right steps to counter this pandemic making tremendous progress on our digital journey, being financially prudent but most importantly guarding jealously the lives of our colleagues by adhering to the protocols laid down for all of us, to avert the spread of the virus.
“This pandemic has disrupted this world in ways never thought possible. At Bayport we welcome also the opportunity it offers to evolve and to grow resilience; but most importantly we will always identify avenues to become meaningful change agents and give back to society. We want to participate meaningfully in the agenda of developing a purposeful, resilient and healthy society.”
Medical Superintendent at the Ga East Hospital, Dr. Ebenezer Oduro Mensah received the items together with some of the medical staff on duty. He was full of appreciation to Bayport and commended the company by saying that “On behalf of Ga East Municipal Hospital, Management, staff and all patients currently on admission, we thank Bayport for this generous donation.”
He continued that “Bayport has brought the hospital items we are in dire need of. We use a lot of face masks, especially the N95 and they always ran out pretty fast because, for most of the patients, the doctors attend to them several times in day to be able to monitor their progress.”
Dr. Mensah added that “We appreciate the fact the Bayport has come to provide us with these materials that will go a long way in helping the medical staff treat these patients. The Government cannot do it alone, and it is great to see the private sector coming in to support in battling this pandemic. We look forward to a more lasting relationship with Bayport Savings and Loans even after the Covid 19 has been contained would appreciate your continuous support.”