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General News of Sunday, 15 September 2019


NSS personnel at CalBank renovate Accra Psychiatric hospital male ward with monthly allowance

The newly renovated male ward at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital The newly renovated male ward at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital

The 2018-2019 batch of National Service Personnel at CalBank Limited have renovated the male infirmary ward at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital with funds from their allowance, ABC News can report.

The NSPs also gathered resources and received support from some donors and philanthropists to enable them to embark on the project.

At an inspection and handing over ceremony held in Accra, the Human Resource Head of the Bank, Mr Samuel K. Boafo stated that the project was the 12th solely undertaken by National Service Personnel in line with the Bank’s mission of using staff to positively impact society.

The renovation of the ward included changing the entire roof from asbestos to galvanized aluminum sheets, ceiling replacement, fixing of new floor tiles, redesigning and fixing the entrance doors and locks.

The Team also reconstructed the washroom, bathhouse and water closets for both staff and inmates. The Ward was also furnished with 5 new utility beds and new desks and chairs for the nurses.

Handing over the refurbished facility to the management of the Hospital, the head of Human Resource said he was hopeful that the Management of the hospital will ensure effective maintenance of the facility to justify the efforts of the personnel towards ensuring that effective mental health delivery at the Hospital will be realized.

The President of the 2018/2019 batch of NSP at CalBank, Miss Catherine Djangmah on her part, stated that the project was a dream come through for the group.

She commended the personnel, Management of CalBank Ltd and other sponsors for their support.

Receiving the renovated ward, the Deputy Director of Administration at the Hospital, Mr Julius Kuusaalesuo expressed the appreciation of Management to the Personnel for coming to the aid of the Hospital, which according to him, was in dire need of such gestures as demonstrated by the personnel from CalBank Ltd.

He stated that the ward can now operate effectively due to the conducive environment and the material support from the bank.

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