First National Bank Ghana has donated some PPE and cleaning materials to the Danfa and Shai Osudoku District Hospitals, two health facilities in the Greater Accra Region.
The donations form part of the bank’s interventions under its ASPIRE (Accelerated Support for Pandemic Intervention Relief Effort) initiative to support frontline health workers and entrepreneurs in the fight against COVID-19.
The donation to Danfa Hospital was in response to the hospital’s call for support, reported on national television, while the Shai Osudoku District Hospital wrote to the bank for support.
Both hospitals received a set of PPE (including locally manufactured face shields, surgical masks and gloves) as well as gallons of liquid soap and sanitisers with automatic dispensers and disposable hand towels.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Shai Osudoku District Hospital, the Medical Superintendent – Dr. Kennedy T.C. Brightson, happily thanked First National Bank for its immense support. He indicated that this is the first private donation they have received since the pandemic began.
“We have recorded close to a hundred cases. Forty-three out of this number are our staff,” he said. “That is why we are highly appreciative of this donation. It will help us complement all the safety measures we are taking to protect ourselves while giving care to affected patients who come to our hospital for treatment.”
The Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at First National Bank Ghana, Delali Dzidzienyo, reiterated that in recognition of the hard work and sacrifices of health workers in Ghana, it is imperative to lend a helping hand to all front-liners – especially those on the health side of the battle against the pandemic.
“We appreciate all the sacrifices you continue to make to ensure that every call to give medical attention is heeded without hesitation,” Mr. Dzidzienyo said. “Some of you are even affected in the process of discharging your duties. We cannot overlook all of these; that is why we are joining you, with our donations, to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and provide you with the necessary cover while at it.”