Bank donates Oxygen supplying system at Dar Hospital

03May 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Bank donates Oxygen supplying system at Dar Hospital

AN Oxygen supplying system worth 3.8m/- has been donated by NMB Bank Plc’s Treasury Department workers to Chanika Hospital in Dar es Salaam last week.

NMB Bank Plc’s head of treasury department, Gladness Deogratius (R) hands over a dummy cheque of over 3.8m/- to Chanika Sub-location representative, Barnabas Mtumbuka (in t-shirt) donated by staff from her department to assist Chanika Hospital acquire an oxygen supplying system at a ceremony held in Dar es Salaam on Friday. Photo courtesy NMB.

The bank’s Treasury Officer, Samira Saleh said after presenting the system that the workers decided to contribute towards the donation to save lives of mothers and children at the public hospital. Saleh said that employees of the bank, they were concerned that innocent lives were lost hence decide to intervene.

“In support of government efforts to help reduce mother and child mortality, we decided to contribute by paying for the installation of the Oxygen supply system at this public hospital,” she said noting that the employees are also backing President Samia Suluhu Hassan calls to curb unnecessary deaths of mothers and children.

She further noted that the system will help serve 30 pregnant women who deliver at the hospital weekly. “We believe that this equipment will provide a better environment for patients admitted in intensive care unit, neonatal care unit and emergency unit of the hospital,” Saleh added.

In a vote of thanks, Chanika Hospital’s Medical Doctor in Charge, Dr Willy Sangu said the equipment was donated at the right time because the hospital is overwhelmed by large numbers of patients facing breathing difficulties.

“We thank NMB staff for coming to the rescue of patients who are attended daily at this hospital,” Dr Sangu said saying the majority of patients facing serious breathing problems are children and women.  

Meanwhile NMB has donated 60 chairs and a similar number of tables to Mtambani and Mgeule Primary Schools in Ilala City of Dar es Salaam Region. The bank also donated 170 iron sheets to Mnauka temporary school in Newala District of Mtwara Region.

“We are making this donation while strongly believing that our children will have an improved learning environment hence perform better,” NMB’s Dar es Salaam Zone Manager, Donatus Richard said.

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