Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, has donated two Ventilator machines and ECG Monitors to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge in Accra.
The ventilators and other equipment valued at GHS 240,000.00 forms part of the Bank’s GHS1.1 million contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.
The Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge, was identified as one of the beneficiaries of the Bank’s donation. The Bank’s pledge falls under its Power to Make a Difference (PMAD) programme, and is being specifically targeted to address some of the key immediate requirements in the fight against the pandemic.
The funding is targeted to assist with the purchase and provision of critical equipment such as Ventilators, PPE, testing kits, and other supplies for the healthcare workers.
The Board Chairman of Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited, Mr. Charles William Zwennes, together with the Managing Director; Mr. Farid Antar, made the presentation on behalf of the Bank to the Regional Director of Health Services for the Greater Accra Region, Dr. Charity Sarpong.
The donation is expected to assist the hospital in providing patients with effective healthcare in the fight against the virus.
“This is to play our part in the fight against Covid-19 specifically to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital. We are donating GHS240,000.00 to aid with the procurement of ventilators and ECG monitors,” Mr. Zwennes stated.
The Managing Director of Republic Bank, Mr. Farid Antar, said, “Republic Bank sees itself as part of the economy and wherever we can, the Bank through our parent company Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) will play an active role to support the infrastructure that is leading to the fight against the Covid-19 especially the most critical cases”.
Dr. Sarpong thanked the Republic Bank for the donation, and indicated the machines would be put to good use.
She further emphasized the need for Ghanaians to strictly adhere to all safety measures as specified by the government and health experts.