Hundreds screened at GCB eye care programme in Nanton

GCB Bank today (24th April 2017) begun a three-day comprehensive eye screening exercise in Nanton in the Savelugu/Nanton District of the Northern Region.

On the theme, “Stirring Passion” OVER 800 community members made up of mostly elderly men and women, as well as children, had been screened, treated and given drugs and spectacles at the cost of the Bank.

The programme in Nanton is the third of such free eye care programmes undertaken by the Bank as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) exercise.

Nanton, a district of the Northern region, has benefited from GCB Bank’s stirring passion campaign through a comprehensive and fully sponsored eye-screening exercise.

This three-day eye screening is being implemented by GCB in partnership with Third Eye Care and Vision Centre.

“Stirring Passion campaign” seeks to pay more attention for the deprived in society.

Speaking to the journalists, the Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, Mrs. Thyra Obuobi said “Because of the Bank’s spread, its easy to identify the needs of the people because we are closer to them, and this is one of the projects that falls under the Bank’s CSR, namely Environment, Health, Education, Youth, and Sports.”

“The three-day programme, estimated at Ghc 200,000 includes eye screening, the provision of free spectacles and medication and the donation of an Eye Auto Refractor to the Tamale Central hospital”.

The Tamale Regional Manager, Mr. Mahmud Gomda, Head of Customer Service, Mr Muniru Muktar, and the Corporate and Brand Communications Manager, Mr. Emmanuel Kwarteng were all in attendance.

The three-day programme is outlined as follows:

Monday, 24th April 2017 – Nanton Nasara Baptist school, Eye screening

Tuesday, 25th April 2017 – Donation at Tamale central hospital

Wednesday, 26th April 2017 – Tolon Primary A school eye screening