Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Sh6m surgical beds donated to hospital

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Victor Karega

The National Bank of Commerce (NBC) has donated surgical beds worth Sh6 million to the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Moshi.

NBC Moshi branch manager Saad Mohamed said: "We believe these surgical beds will go a long way in improving KCMC's theatre services since many patients in and around Kilimanjaro Region depend on the hospital," he said. The donation is part of the bank's corporate social responsibility to support communities in health, education. KCMC executive director John Shao thanked NBC for its support.

Prof Shao said: "NBC has been supporting our hospital and we thank it." He said KCMC was known for providing good services to communities. He added that the NBC donation put KCMC in a better position to continue offering good health services.

The bank has donated more than Sh124 million to hospitals and other medical facilities in the communities it serves countrywide. KCMC is a referral hospital serving over 11 million people. It was established in 1971 by the Good Samaritan Foundation.

Meanwhile, Zain Tanzania has donated 50 desks and 100 chairs worth Sh1 million to Ibinza Secondary School in Mwanza. Zain managing director Khaled Muhtadi said the donation was made through in the company's 'Build Our Nation' programme which is aimed at providing teaching aid to secondary schools.


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