Accra, June 11, GNA – The GCB Bank Limited has donated medical supplies and drugs valued at more than GH¢50, 000.00 to the 37th Military Hospital, for the upkeep of the flood and fire victims in Accra.
More than 150 people died while others sustained various forms of injury on Wednesday, June 3, in an inferno at the GOIL Filling Station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, propelled by floods, which also claimed lives in other parts of the Metropolis.
The items include large quantities of medical infusions, suspensions, crepe bandages, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, hydrogen peroxide, plasters and medicines.
Presenting the items, Mr Simon Dornoo, the Managing Director, GCB Bank Limited, said as a direct response to the numerous appeals, the Bank had earmarked an amount of GH¢300, 000.00 to assist the disaster victims.
‘To enhance the effectiveness of our donation and to ensure that victims of the disaster directly benefit from the gesture, the bank is purchasing medical items and drugs for the four main hospitals in Accra to cater for the needs of the victims,’ he said.
They are the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ridge Hospital, Police Hospital and the 37 Military Hospital where the surviving victims have been admitted.
Each of the hospitals would receive medical supplies and drugs valued at GH¢ 50, 000.00, he said.
Mr Dornoo said the Bank would be spending the remaining GH¢100, 000.00 to purchase items such as rice, water, solar lamps, mattresses, buckets, bowls and toiletries for the victims.
‘Volunteers of the bank will co-ordinate our efforts with the National Disaster Management Organization and representatives of the victims in the locality to ensure that the victims benefit directly from our support,’ he said.
Mr Dornoo stated that efforts were also being made under GCB’s corporate social responsibility to help the individuals and communities hard hit by the disaster.
Colonel Yeboah Agyapong, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the 37th Military Hospital received the items, thanked GCB Bank for the support and said the donation would help fill the gaps in providing the medication needed to save the victims.
He appealed to other organisations to emulate the gesture.
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