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[December 24, 2013]

Stanbic Bank Gesture to Enhance Healthcare

(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) STANBIC Bank Zambia, through its employee community intervention programme has donated assorted medical items worth K81,000 to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) paediatric ward.

Speaking when he donated the items on behalf of Stanbic Bank staff, chief financial officer Samuel Minta said the donation is part of the bank's corporate social responsibility (CSR).

"Our CSR supports health education and entrepreneurship development", he said.

He said part of the donation to UTH included the refurbishment of the children's playroom and examination room at the peadiatric ward.

Mr Minta said the staff at the bank managed to raise K40,000 through their own fund raising initiatives, and that the bank matched the donation with the same amount, bringing the total to about K81,000.

He said bank staff singled out the paediatric ward at the country's biggest referral hospital because of its enormous responsibilities in contributing to health and well-being of children.

"The hospital encounters a number of challenges and as Stanbic Bank staff we thought we should come in form of the private sector to compliment Government efforts," he said.

"Through the bank's moderate gesture, we believe in enhancing quality of paediatric care by touching children's lives," he added.

Mr Minta said it is the bank's policy to encourage its staff to be caring and to look out for the needs that affect their communities.

He said to invoke a sense of inclusion and ownership, bank staff are urged to contribute funds from their earnings which they put together as departments.

He added that as part of these efforts, staff are volunteers across the bank who contribute their times, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they operate from.

Some of the items donated include hot water dispensers, funs, play mats, kettles, mattresses, blankets among others.

Stanbic Bank in Kabwe also donated 110 blankets to the women section of Mukobeko Maximum Prison, as a festive gesture .

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