Guaranty Trust Bank says it has set up a 100-bed intensive care facility in Onikan, Lagos.
Segun Agbaje, the bank’s chief executive officer, said the facility would be equipped with personnel and other equipment needed to care for Covid-19 patients.
“At GTBank, our people are our most valuable asset, and your health and safety is our utmost concern,” Agbaje said in an internal communication to the staff.
“That is why we are constantly monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and taking all the necessary precautions to make sure that our workplaces remain safe for everyone.
“Our customers and stakeholders are also counting on us during this difficult time, and it is our duty to be there for them, as they navigate the uncertainties caused by this outbreak.”
He said the bank is committed to ensure that the centre is “fully set up by the end of this week”.
Agbaje also advised members of the public to “assume a greater sense of responsibility” for not only themselves but for other people.
“At work, it is absolutely critical that we practice social distancing and make more use of our collaborative digital platforms to get work done,” he advised.
“Please stay safe by maintaining proper hygiene and following all the guidelines stipulated by the relevant authorities.”
In related News, Access Bank is leading other corporate bodies to build four fully equipped 1000-bed centres. It also plans to fly in technical partners to train Nigerian doctors.
In a statement, the bank’s CEO, Herbert Wigwe, said: “In addition to the safety measures we have put in place and extending continuity,we are also bringing in mobilisation, support and thought leadership and resources.We are putting measures in place to complement government efforts in the fight against Covid-19.
“We would be bringing in Chinese experts to provide technical and training support for our medical practitioners.
“We are working with Dangote Foundation and other organisations to drive this Initiative, he pointed out.’’