The National Investment Bank (NIB) has provided free health screening and treatment to over 150 inmates and officers of the Awutu Camp Prison. As part of the gesture NIB donated food items such as bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil and boxes of tomato paste for the upkeep of the inmates.
Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr. Charles Wordey who led the NIB delegation said the screening and donation was part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative especially as NIB celebrates its 55th Anniversary.
He added that the bank deems it a great privilege to assist the Awutu Camp Prison, which has been deprived of basic health logistics at its infirmary. He also said that it will be easier to reintegrate inmates into society if they are given the right health care. Mr. Wordey added that NIB being an indigenous bank, has not and will not lose sight of its responsibility to the Ghanaian society.
The Medical team led by Dr. Humphrey Narh screened and treated the inmates of health conditions brought about as a result of the congestion in the prison.
Speaking during the presentation of food items the Chaplain of the Awutu Camp Prison, Rev. Roland Stilson expressed delight at the bank’s gesture. He said NIB’s intervention was timely, considering that most of the inmates have been grappling with a range of medical conditions. Consistent health screening at prison facilities he added, were crucial as it would help isolate inmates with infectious diseases.
This he said would help avert possible health pandemic within the prison that could be fatal and tragic.