Fidelity Bank affirms support for health sector

Mr Julian Kingsley Opuni (3rd right) in a handshake with Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso (2nd left) after presenting the vetilators to the hospital. With them are staff of the bank and the hospital

The Deputy Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Ghana, Mr Julian Kingsley Opuni, has reiterated the bank’s support for healthcare delivery in the country.

“The health sector is very important to Fidelity Bank because we have been engaged in various healthcare related partnerships through USAID. These include support funding of the Medical Credit Fund, various hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry,” he said.

At a ceremony to present ventilators to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Mr Opuni said it was impossible to make inroads in the health sector if the bank did not partner with an institution such as KATH.

“We engaged the management of KATH and noticed that ventilators were urgently needed by the hospital. We have come to present the ventilators and also find out what other assistance we can give to the hospital.’’

He said a few years ago, the bank partnered with KATH with the aim to collaborate and assist the hospital to create uniformity and structure around the collection of money and also make it easier to monitor funds.

He said the bank also had customer service training for the hospital to help in the delivery of service to patients.

Receiving the ventilators, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KATH, Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, said.“The hospital currently needs six ventilators and this noble gesture from Fidelity Bank comes at the right time and we very much appreciate it.”

“We will deepen our relationship with the bank and also request them to give more support to the hospital,” he said.