Stanbic Bank has donated a total sum of GH¢152,200 to the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre and the National Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Staff of the bank, touched by the plight of the June 3 fire and flood victims, contributed and raised GH¢50,000 to support the Burns Centre of Korle Bu to cater for the fire victims on admission.
Management of Stanbic Bank topped up the amount by an extraGH¢50,000, bringing to GH¢100,000, the amount donated to the Burns Centre of the hospital.
“A severe burn can be a seriously devastating injury emotionally and physically. It affects not only the burnt victim but the entire family and the larger community. Stanbic Bank is with the people of Ghana in their hour of pain and we believe it is time to heal,” Alhassan Andani, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank said.
The Cardio Centre had also made an earlier appeal to the bank to help it acquire a Stress Tester for heart diagnostics.
The centre had secured the equipment worth US$24,000 on credit. Thus Stanbic donated GH¢52,200 (equivalent of US$12,000) to offset half of the cost of the equipment.
Presenting the cheques to management of the two centres, Mr. Andani said both centres have played an important role in the country over the years and deserved to be supported to do more.
“We all know what these two centres are doing to save lives. The Burns Centre helped treat the victims of the June 3 disaster. We also know there is no replacement for the heart and the Cardio Centre does a fantastic job. So we decided to support them to save lives,” Mr. Andani noted.