HFC Bank and its parent company, Republic Bank Limited donated medical supplies worth GHC 150,000 to three Hospitals to support victims of the June 3 fire and flood disaster in Accra. The medical supplies are to assist health care for the injured victims who are receiving care and treatment at the facilities.
The beneficiary institutions are the 37 Military Hospitals which received medical supplies worth GHC 60,000, The Ridge Hospital which received supplies worth GHC 40,000 and the Burns, Plastic Surgery and Reconstruction Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital which received GHC 50,000 worth of medical supplies.
The medical supplies included boxes of blood bags, latex gloves, various gauze and plaster items, medicare equipment and IV Canula among other items.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Banks, Acting Managing Director of HFC Bank, Mr. Robert Le Hunte said ‘as a direct response to this national tragedy, we share in the pain and loss. We are donating these medical supplies to the respective Hospitals to support health care for the injured victims of the Wednesday June 3rd fire and flood disaster in Accra”.
Mr. Le Hunte remarked “we hope that this donation helps to make the lives of the affected victims more comfortable. We also commend the great effort of the medical teams of these hospitals in bringing hope and assurance of a better future’.
Acting Commanding Officer of the 37 Military Hospital, Colonel Yeboah Agyapong who received the items on behalf of the Hospital commended HFC Bank and Republic Bank for their humanitarian gesture and said it had come at an opportune time.
At the Ridge Hospital, the Medical Officer in charge, Dr. Obeng Apori, expressed the gratitude of the Hospital to HFC Bank and Republic Bank. He noted that the donation would go a long way to compliment relief efforts in alleviating the pain of victims and bring hope of speedy recovery to victims.
Receiving the items at the Burns Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Senior Medical Resident, Dr. Kwesi Nsaful expressed delight at the presentation and thanked HFC Bank and Republic Bank for reaching out in these times to the affected victims.
Touched by the condition of the patients after interacting with some of them at the wards, Mr. Le Hunte, who was accompanied by some HFC Bank senior Executives, promised that the Bank would donate additional items such as fans or air condition units to the Burns Units of the various hospitals to improve ventilation in the wards.