Stanbic Bank Ghana has donated 100,000 and 52,000 cedis to the plastic and reconstructive surgery and burns centre and the cardiothoracic centre at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital to support the victims of the June 3 floods and inferno disaster.
[contextly_sidebar id=”3Q2egIM2RxQ6Oa7gntWrzFqwIaU5tZe9″]With the 100,000 cedis donated to the plastic and reconstructive surgery and burns centre to help in defraying the cost of treatment for the flood and fire victims.
Staff of the bank contributed 50,000 cedis and the management topped it up with the extra 50,000 cedis which came up to 100,000.
Speaking to Citi Business News at the presentation Managing Director Stanbic Bank Ghana Alhassan Andani said the bank was deeply moved by the tragic incident that hit the country and as a socially responsible institute is supporting the hospitals’ efforts.
“In times like this it is most important that we demonstrate our commitment and care to our fellow Ghanaians who need this help the most and as you all know, in the last few days we have been hit with a national crisis and we are here to contribute our widow’s mite. For this reason, we present a cheque of GH¢100,000 in aid of victims of the floods and fire incident to help defray the cost in the surgeries they are going through.”
Alhassan Andani MD of Stanbic Bank assured the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns Centre during the donation that Stanbic will ensure that the donation will not be a one off thing but as part of their bank’s social corporate responsibility it will annually visit the centre and help them meet some demands.
Receiving the cheque, Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah Director of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns Centre on behalf of the centre, thanked the bank for coming to their aid at that critical hour.
“This money will go a long way to help us take very good care of the many people who we have admitted to this hospital as a result of the incident that happened calling on other institutions to emulate the response of Stanbic Bank and come to their aid so that they can help save more lives.”
He urged Stanbic Bank to consider taking up the training of doctors and nurses in burns as no local training is currently available.
Meanwhile the GH₵52,200.00 donated to the Cardio Thoracic Centre was to enable the medical facility acquire heart-attack detection equipment.
The Centre has acquired the equipment to replace the one broken down at the cost of $24,000 but is yet to pay.
The donation by Stanbic would cater for half the cost of the equipment.
By: Norvan Acquah Hayford/citifmonline.com/Ghana