The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, has presented a cheque for GH¢20,000.00 to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital (APH).
The money is to help construct a new laboratory for the facility to cater for the needs of the patients.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the APH in Accra, the Chief Executive Officer of GhIPSS, Mr Archie Hesse said the amount was to help support the operations of the hospital.
“We are presenting this cheque to you to support the good work you are doing,” he said.
Mr Archie, who was accompanied by other staff members to do the presentation said, corporate bodies needed to support APH to cater for the patients at the hospital, and it was in that direction that GhIPSS decided to assist the hospital with the financial resources, especially as it marks its tenth anniversary.
Receiving the cheque, the Director of APH, Dr Adwoa Pinaman Appau said the money would complement monies the hospital was raising to construct a new laboratory.
Dr Appau said the hospital needed about GH¢ 800,000.00 to finance the construction of the new laboratory and procure equipment and had currently raised GH¢ 70,000.00.
She said APH needed new laboratory equipment such as haematological analyser, electro convulsive therapy, anaesthetic and drug analyser, which were critical to provide better healthcare to patients which report to the hospital.
Dr Appau expressed gratitude to the management and board and staff of GhIPSS for the support and appealed to other organisations to come to the aid of APH to construct the new laboratory.