Many Ghanaians have praised Cal Bank for partnering with Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Section for Global Health, and the University for Development Studies School of Medicine (UDS-SoM) to donate over $3 million in personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) on November 9th, 2022.
The items included 31,921 safety gowns, 11,840 nose masks, and 8,700 face shields, the bank reported. At a cost of USD 27,500, the bank sponsored the shipment and domestic distribution of the PPE to Ghanaian medical facilities.
However, speaking to the media during the presentation of items, Acting Northern Regional Director of Health Service Dr Braimah Baba Abubakari thanked the bank by saying:
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the absence of PPEs created panic among our health care providers.” Also, during that time, we had to fly in PPEs, which we shared with the four other northern regions.
“Even though COVID-19 has gone down, we are glad to receive this donation because not long ago we had outbreaks of other infectious conditions, such as the monkey pox outbreak, which is still ongoing in some parts of the country.”
Mrs. Vincentia Amanor, CalBank’s Brand Manager, revealed to the media at the presentation that the banks have been supportive of the health sector since, but thank God they have been able to heighten things.
We have been excited to be part of this partnership. Over the years, CalBank has been supportive in the health sector, but the level of our support was heightened during the outbreak of COVID-19, where we got the chance to partner with AMPATH-Ghana to bring some medical supplies to the country.
Donation for Author
Buy author a coffee