Dr. Oduro Mensah (left) and other staff of the Ga East Hospital receiving the items from Ms Asiedua Addae (middle).
STANDARD CHARTERED Bank Ghana, on May Day, donated PPEs to the Ga-East Municipal Hospital in Kwabenya.
This is in keeping with the bank’s brand promise to be “Here for Good”, particularly in times of adversity and also its commitment to support emergency relief as well as aid those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghana to the tune of a million cedis.
The PPEs, comprising N95 masks, disposable coveralls and surgical gloves, have been donated as the country marks the celebration of International Workers’ Day and in appreciation of the continued sacrifice of all frontline workers.
Asiedua Addae, Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana Limited, while presenting the items, said “we are extremely grateful to our health and frontline workers for their dedication towards the fight against Covid-19. Today, we decided to join the country in commemorating International Workers’ Day by ensuring they’re adequately resourced through the provision of PPEs so they can continue to play the all so important role of tackling this pandemic from the frontline.”
“At Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, we live up to our brand promise, “Here for Good”, and more so, delight in all those who do ‘good’ for our country. We hope the PPE’s will continue to keep you safe as you fight against Covid-19,” she added.
Receiving the items, Dr. Oduro Mensah, Chief Medical Officer, said, “Today being May Day, and as we celebrate workers, what we are most in need of is equipment. These PPE’s come in handy and will be put to good use.”
In previous weeks, as part of its one million cedis commitment to support the fight against Covid-19 in Ghana, Standard Chartered Bank has donated 1000 PPEs and portable polymerase chain reaction (PCR) equipment to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital – Ridge Hospital and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, respectively.
The PCR is to assist Noguchi to conduct widespread testing and detection of Covid-19 in Ghana.