Maendeleo Bank’s Managing Director Ibrahim Mwangalaba said they decided to clean and cheer up patients at the referral hospital for Ilala municipality as part of their corporate social responsibility.
“As a bank we have owe a lot of our good business showing to the public which needs to be healthy in order to be productive,” Mwangalaba said noting that Amana Hospital was chosen as a perfect place because of its good to give back to the community through the health sector.
“We thank Amana staff and the government as well for renovating the hospital to make sure that it is a good environment for patients to heal,” he added.
Maendeleo staff who cleaned the who hospital’s outside parameters and pediatric wards also donated cleaning equipment and other presents to the hospital administration and patients.
“We have seen a lot of improvements at this hospital and as bank we will continue to provide more support to the public facility to help staff cope with increasing numbers of patients,” the CEO noted.
On his part, Amana Hospital’s Medical Officer In-charge, Dr Amani Malima thanked Maendeleo Bank staff’s decision to clean the hospital and donated cleaning materials which are in high demand. “But we still have many challenges hence call on the bank and other stakeholders to continue supporting us,” Dr Malima said.
Among other things, Dr Malima said they need 200 mattresses and 150 beds to accommodate admitted patients, operating microscope, slit lamp, anaesthetic machine and orthopedic implant equipments.
Established in 2013, the bank is owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania-Eastern and Coastal Diocese. Maendeleo was registered as a limited company in February 2011 before changing to a public limited company in June 2013 when it was listed at Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange’s Enterprise Growth Market window.