SCB renovates Intensive Care Unit at RVTH
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Standard Chartered Bank, in its quest to contribute to the social well-being of the people, last Tuesday handed over D600,000 to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital in Banjul for the renovation of the Standard Chartered Bank sponsored Intensive Care Unit.
The relocation and renovation of the unit by the bank came as a result of a partnership between the bank and the hospital, which started in 2004. According to the public relations officer of RVTH, Babucarr Ngum, the event is an one in the development of the hospital. He said Standard Chartered Bank has been supportive of the hospital over the years and thanked them for their generosity. For his part, Momodou B. Senghore, chairman, Board of Directors, Standard Chartered Bank, said the bank has been in operation for 115 years now. He highlighted the banks commitment to continue growing and developing the local economy, adding that the bank is also willing to assist local communities and to contribute to the health sector. He expressed their delight to be partnered with RVTH and reaffirmed their continued collaboration.
He revealed the pivotal role the Intensive Care Unit plays. Humphrey Mukwereza, chief executive officer at the Standard Chartered Bank. dilated on the significance of supporting the hospital saying government cannot do everything alone. He said the unit will help to reduce mortality rates. He assured the gathering of their continued support in complementing government's efforts for national development.
In her vote of thanks, Dr Judy of the Intensive Care Unit, thanked the bank for renovating the unit. She described the bank as a true partner of the hospital.
Author: by Alieu Ceesay