NBM on Tuesday 21st April handed over a refurbished tuberculosis(TB) ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital(QECH)..
The refurbished works at Ward 3A were done by the bank at a cost of K20 million and the financial institution also donated blankets at the ward worth K2 million. Handing over the NBM Deputy Chief Executlive Officer, Mcfussy Kawawa, said as a corporate citizen, the bank decided to refurbish Ward 3A because patients tend to spend a long time in the ward. "As a bank, we felt we should contribute to the nation through provision of good heakth standards," said Kawawa.
He said the bank believes that with a good environment,the patients will be able to recieve better treatment. On her part, Ward 3A matron Khwima Gondwe said the new look ward will help in the provision of improved care to the patients. Gondwe said the beauty and cleaniliness of the ward will also motivate student doctors and nurses to work in the ward. "The new environment in the ward will help in fighting against TB in the country,"she said.
The works included reconstruction and furnishing of men's toilets, renewal of all plumbing, renewal of electricity circuitry, provision of shelves and lockers for in patients and repair and reconstruction of guardians shelter among other things.