Accra, Sept. 13, GNA – GCB Bank Limited has
completed 80 per cent of an on-going remodeling and renovation of the Ussher
Clinic at Jamestown in Accra.
A statement from GCB Bank and copied to the
Ghana News Agency, said the clinic, which serves a majority of the residents of
the Ashiedu-Keteke Sub Metro of the Greater Accra region, has seen very little
renovation since its establishment in 1963.
It said before the commencement of the
renovation, the building was approaching a state of dilapidation with leaking
roofs, ill functioning washrooms, lack of adequate clinical equipment, and a
generally unwholesome environment thereby endangering the lives of both staff
Renovation of the Ussher clinic was one of
the activities under GCB’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives on
health, the statement said.
The Bank, it said, sought to contribute to
the good health and wellbeing of the community as it achieved the “Goal 3” of
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Speaking at the site inspection, Mr Anselm
Ransford Adzetey Sowah, the Managing Director of GCB Bank expressed delight
about the progress of the project, the statement said.
“This project was launched in March this
year, with the hope of completion in December but we have just been informed
that the renovation work can be completed in October. We are eagerly looking
forward to handing this clinic over and hope that all the new facilities
available will serve the community well”, he said.
Mr Sowah, the statement said, explained that
the refurbishment of the hospital would ease the burden of the surrounding
hospitals that were challenged with over a dozen referrals from the Ussher
clinic daily due to the low capacity of the clinic.
“The renovation which includes the
construction of a new surgical theatre and the provision of other state of the
art medical supplies will allow for referrals to be brought in from nearby
clinics and maternity homes,” he added.
The statement said the Bank hoped to see an
upgrade of the clinic after the completion of all renovation works.
Aside from the Ussher clinic project, GCB is
also renovating another clinic in Alavanyo expected to be completed next year,
the statement said.
The Bank is also a traditional donor to the
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and its Cardiothoracic Centre, it added.