Financial institution giant, Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has continued to fulfill its commitment to community development by reaching out to Mengo Hospital in old Kampala.
The bank’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Albert R. Saltson led the bank’s employees on 22nd September (Friday afternoon) for a community initiative at Uganda’s oldest hospital.
The employees as part of the exercise participated in different activities like renovation of Mpereza Maternity Ward in form of painting and cleaning it. The bank’s staff also donated blood and conducted a Financial Education Clinic at the hospital.
“Our commitment to community development transcends beyond banking. On Friday, our CEO led bank employees for a community initiative at Mengo Hospital. We painted Mpereza labour ward which handles over 3,000 patients annually, donated blood in the New Blood Bank and delivered financial education and alongside general cleaning,” Cynthia Mpanga said.
Dr. Billy said Mengo Hospital receives 5000 deliveries per year and is one of the safest hospitals to deliver from in Uganda. He called for more support to expand the maternity ward.
Dr. Luwaga Patrick, the hospital’s head praised Standard Chartered Bank’s continued support to the hospital.
“We are so happy to receive employees of Standard Chartered Bank again. Mengo is the oldest hospital in Uganda and is a 300-bed hospital. Such partnerships are useful to us and we continue to applaud the bank’s commitment to help Mengo Hospital,” Luwaga said.
Standard Chartered Bank CEO said as a bank they need a health population to be able to have a health financial population.
“When we participate in such activities, it improves ambiance and this will touch the quality of health care in the ward. We are doing this as part of the bank’s community engagement. We need a health community to get powerful finance muscle. We do education and health plus many others. We have touched lives of 1.8m people in Uganda and among those are 9000 adolescent girls,” he said.
Mengo is the third largest hospital in Uganda and provides general treatment for most of the ailments that affect all people. They are also known for best eye facility in the country.