WHOLLY-GHANAIAN-owned universal bank, The Royal Bank (TRB), has extended financial support to the tune of GH¢15,000 to the Ghana Reconstruction of Anomaly and Trauma Fund (Graft) Foundation for its surgical operations.
The gesture forms part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and is under the ambit of TRB Foundation established by the founder of the bank.
The brain behind the Graft Foundation and Head of the Plastic Surgery and Burns unit of the 37 Military Hospital, Dr Kwame Abrokwaa-Yankyera, who was exceedingly grateful to the bank for the support said the cash received would, among others, go to purchase logistics to aid in meeting crucial needs of the foundation and its patients.
“We are very grateful to The Royal Bank for coming to our rescue; this support will help to alleviate the hardships we go through in order to bring this service to the needy,” he noted.
According to him, “we need money to procure sutures, drugs and even feeding for the patients and also the medical team traveling across the country so this support is timely”.
Dr Abrokwaa-Yankyera recalled the donation of a monitoring machine from the same bank last year which equipment “helps a great deal during surgery.”
“During surgery, we put patients to sleep and there is the need to know how they are doing so the monitor is able to tell us about the heart condition, the lung condition and the amount of oxygen the patient is receiving,” he explained.
Dr Abrokwaa-Yankyera disclosed that his outfit will carry out two major projects this year in Dodowa in the Greater Accra region and Koforidua in the Eastern region.
“The first phase involves people with cleft lip and palate conditions while the second which will be in August- September will focus on general reconstructive cases,” he explained.
Since its establishment in 2013, the Graft Foundation has successfully treated over 700 across all the regions of the country.
Managing Director of TRB, Mr Osei Asafo Adjei paid glowing tribute to the founder of the Bank, Alhaji Dr Adamu for his philanthropy, noting that “ his areas of interest were sanitation, health and education.”
He further disclosed that the TRB Foundation had a budget of GH¢2million spread among the three areas of focus.