KAMULI, November 7, 2014 – Many hospitals and health centres in Uganda face the challenge of lack of adequate facilities and equipment to provide quality health services to patients.
In light of this challenge, Centenary Bank today, reached out to communities in Kamuli district by providing mattresses worth shs2.1 million to Kamuli Mission Hospital. The mattresses will be used by patients in the newly refurbished ward at the hospital.
The good deed is one of the activities that the bank is carrying out to mark its Kamuli branch customer week which started on November 03 and ends on November 7, 2014.
(L-R): Hon. Salamu Musumba speaks to Moses Oseku- Centenary Bank Kamuli Branch manager (In yellow t-shirt) and Sister Immaculate Ais, the Senior Nursing Officer at Kamuli Mission Hospital and their colleagues at the handover event.
Hon. Salamu Musumba, the guest of honour and LC V chairman for Kamuli district lauded Centenary Bank for promoting better health services in the district by making the hospital a comfortable and conducive place for patients in the district.
“Today’s function demonstrates that as a bank, we recognize the importance of the provision of high quality medical services in society to ensure that our people receive worthy health services in their time of need,” Moses Oseku, Branch Manager Centenary Bank–Kamuli commented while speaking at the handover ceremony. The bank, he added, is complimenting the efforts of the hospital in delivering quality health services to patients at the hospital.
(R-L): Moses Oseku,Centenary Bank Kamuli branch manager hands over hospital mattresses to Sister Immaculate Ais, Senior Nursing Officer of Kamuli Mission Hospital
“We strongly believe that the mattresses we are providing today will create comfort for patients at Kamuli Mission Hospital wards,” he said.
Early this year, Centenary Bank also extended similar support to Bugiri Referral Hospital where it donated mattresses worth shs1 million to the maternity ward. The support followed a visit to the hospital by the bank’s team in Bugiri where it found that the hospital lacked mattresses and some of the available ones were very old and tattered.
Staff members of Kamuli Mission Hospital and Centenary Bank pose for a photo after the handover of the mattresses to the hospital by Centenary Bank at the hospital.
“It is our hope that our exemplary actions today will inspire other able organisations, big and small, to lend additional assistance to health centres in Kamuli district to promote good health in our communities,” Oseku noted.
Promoting good health in communities is one of the key sustainable community activities that Centenary Bank undertakes under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. This initiative covers various social aspects including; health, environment, education and entrepreneurship.