Stanbic Bank Ghana has donated hospital equipment valued at GH¢20,000 to the maternity unit of the Abrem Agona Health Centre in the Central Region.
The items included two delivery beds, three babies’ cots, two recovery beds, 10,000-litter water tank and a television set.
Presenting the items, Brand & Marketing Manager Bennet Frimpong noted that the donation is in line with Standard Bank Group’s unwavering commitment to support better health outcomes for the people of Africa.
“Ghana is our home; we drive her growth; and there is no way a country can grow without good healthcare delivery because health is wealth. These items, we’re certain, will go a long way to benefit the people within and outside this community, and also afford our valuable health workers here (who are beneficiaries of our Joypack offering) some comfort and peace to go about their duties,” he said.
Chief of Abrem Agona Traditional Area Nana Teiko V, who received the items on behalf of the community said: “There’s only one delivery bed in this hospital which is currently in a very bad state because it’s been in use since 1975. Pregnant women in labour have had no choice but to wait and use the bed in turns, or ‘do it’ on equally bad available unprescribed beds. The people of Agona and my good self are extremely grateful to Stanbic Bank for this gesture, and we’ll eternally remain so.”
Physician Assistant at the facility Joyce Abrokwa and the Assembly man for the area, Cosmos Anthony, heaped praises on the bank for the donation and promised to ensure the items are put to good use.
Mr. Daniel Afari Djan, Employee Value Banking Manager at Stanbic Bank, also took the opportunity to introduce the bank’s ‘JoyPack’ proposition to the health practitioners that had gathered at the short ceremony.
He mentioned that “the ‘JoyPack’ is a total financial care solution that has been put together in recognition of the significant role health workers play in the growth and development of the country”.
The ‘JoyPack’ offer gives health care workers packages that ease their financial burdens.
The packages include a salary advance, mortgage schemes that caters for the accommodation of nurses and midwives and insurance that offers funeral and life assurance covers.
Other dignitaries present at the ceremony included Nana Terpor V, Omanhene of the Agona Abrem community, Cosmos Anthony Cobbinah and Emmanuel Amoaful, both Assemblymen of the Agona Abrem community, and other sub chiefs of the Agona Abrem Traditional Area.
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