CalBank donated a special package of personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical supplies worth GH¢230,000 to the University of Ghana Medical Centre, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital and Tamale Teaching Hospital respectively in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Northern Regions of Ghana. Funds for purchasing the donated equipment and supplies were raised generously by the Board of Directors, management and staff of CalBank. The entire CalBank team set out to provide PPEs and other supplies for healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and help save lives.

 

The gift package from CalBank included.

PPE sets

  • Infra-red thermometer guns
  • Surgical masks
  • Goggles and face shields
  • Gummy boots
  • Disposable gowns
  • Gloves, nurse caps

Sanitizing supplies

  • Hand sanitizers
  • Disinfecting bleach
  • Anti-bacterial soaps
  • Alcohol-based surface disinfectants
  • Rubbing alcohol

 

In remarks made at the giving event, Mrs. Barbara Banson, Chief Risk Officer at CalBank noted that, as part of CalBank’s core CSR values, it was imperative for the bank to reach out and provide needed support in the bank’s quest to improve lives in Society. Mrs. Branson said the four beneficiary hospitals had been playing key roles as referral healthcare facilities in the management of COVID-19 cases. She expressed the CalBank’s hope that the resources provided would help ease the frustrations of hospital workers encounter in the course of their work in saving lives and attending to patients in major treatment centres.

Medical Directors of beneficiary hospitals expressed their profound gratitude to CalBank for the tremendous support and generosity. The representatives gave solemn assurance that the donated equipment and supplies would be applied diligently. They appealed to other businesses and benevolent organizations to come keep supporting the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier, in April 2020, CalBank contributed to the national fight with a donation of GHS200, 000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.

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