Standard Chartered Bank Ghana has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ga-East Municipal Hospital at Kwabenya in Accra.
This is keeping in line with the Bank’s brand promise to be ‘Here for Good’, particularly in times of adversity and its commitment to support emergency relief and aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana to the tune of ¢1 million.
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, at the Bank while presenting the items said, “We are extremely grateful to our health and frontline workers for their dedication towards the fight against COVID-19.
“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 keeping 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 GHS1million commitment to support the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana, Standard Chartered Bank has donated 1000 PPEs and a portable Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) equipment to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital and Nogouchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research respectively.
The PCR is to assist Nogouchi to conduct widespread testing and detection of COVID-19 in the country.