Republic Bank contributes to Guyana’s COVID-19 fight

JULY 9, 2020: The Ministry of Public Health today received eight portable ventilators donated by Republic Bank to aid in the country’s fights against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

Receiving the donation was Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence who noted that equipment will benefit many families and help to buttress the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus as well as several other diseases.

The Health Minister relayed that anguish felt by healthcare workers whenever they come up short providing critical service for their patients especially those needing medical care for COVID-19.

“Healthcare workers bear a lot of emotional and mental stress due if they are unable to provide the necessary services for patients. Many persons do not understand the impact it has on healthcare workers when they have someone’s life in their hands and do not have the necessary equipment which will help in saving those lives,” Minister Lawrence explained.

Republic Bank’s representative, Denise Hobbs said the financial institution is committed to helping their customers overcome their economic challenges during this period of uncertainty.

She noted that the bank is cognizant of the social challenges facing the nation and its corps of dedicated healthcare workers who continue to wrestle the effects of the deadly viral disease.

“We feel strongly about our corporate social responsibility as often demonstrated through our power to ‘Make a Difference Programme’, to assist the people and communities we serve,” Hobbs said.

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