Crane Bank Treats Ntungamo People To Free Medical Care
One of the leading financial institutions in the country, Crane Bank Limited treated the people of Ntungamo to Free Rotary International Medical Health Camp on Thursday.
Large number of people turned up at Mother Francisca Lechner Rushoka health center 11 in Ntungamo district to receive free medical services sponsored mainly by Crane bank, National Medical Stores (NMS) and organized by Kololo Rotary International.
It’s one of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) and it happened from July 15th to 18th 2015.
People didn’t fear scorching sun to be attended to by experienced doctors from Rotary Club International of Kololo as well as those from Mulago Western Health Students Association (MWEHESA)and the health workers did not disappoint as they offered necessary services to everyone who turned up.
Services offered included; dental, ophthalmology, screening services for blood pressure, sugar and cancer among many ailments.
Crane Bank directors Rajiv and Sheena Ruparelia made the long journey to Ntungamo and led a team of Ntungamo Crane Bank marketing team in showing solidarity to the sick, health workers and to the other organizers of the health camp.
“This is a charity activity and we do not want to sound like blowing our trumpet. Crane is a bank for the people,” Sheena said.
While welcoming the gesture, Sister Marlene Webler who is the in-charge off Rushoka Health center 11 enumerated worrying challenges faced by the facility revealing that while residents have for long requested for maternal delivery services, lack of funding has stopped them from answering to this need.
She said their service delivery is beset by delayed arrival of funding from government and a support to the immunization program by UNICEF and GAVI.
Kololo Rotary International’s Dominic Tumwesigye promised continued charity support to the financially disadvantaged Ugandans.
Other funders included Rural Electrification Agency ( 3.2m), National Drug Authority (500,000), Biomedics products (1.2m), Fair Africa, a tax consultancy firm ( 1m), Pro Biz Consult ( 2m), Surgi Pharmaceuticals ( Drugs) , Biomedics Products Firm ( all the lab supplies.