The National Investment Bank (NIB) says it recognises that health is wealth and that healthy people are critical to the socio-economic development of any country.
The NIB also recognises that good health is a right for the citizenry and supports the government’s mission of providing good health for all at an affordable cost. That policy also falls within the corporate social responsibility of the bank.
It is in this regard that the NIB recently presented medical equipment to the Medical Facility of the Southern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces at Kpeshie.
The equipment, valued at about GH¢87,000 which is to be used at the Kpeshie Medical Facility of the Command, included an Urit 300 Haematology and Mind Ray Chemistry Analyser. The Analyser was donated together with a computer and accompanying UPS.
Presenting the equipment on behalf of the bank, the Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr Charles Wordey, said NIB placed importance on support for healthcare delivery in the country.
He affirmed the continuous support of such initiatives to improve the health of the citizens.
Mr Wordey added that the bank had been collaborating with the Ghana Armed Forces in areas such security and expressed the hope that the existing relationship between the two institutions would be deepened further.
The General Commanding Officer (GCO) of the Southern Command, Brigadier General Thomas Oppong-Peprah lauded NIB for the gesture, saying the equipment came as a relief because the medical facility lacked basic medical equipment to ensure its proper functioning.
The health facility, he added, served both the Armed Forces and civilians living within the environs of Teshie.
Brigadier General Oppong-Peprah promised to ensure the proper maintenance of the equipment.