National Bank of Malawi hands over renovated TB Ward
National Bank of Malawi last week handed over a new look, renovated Tuberculosis (TB) Ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.
The renovation works started in 2011 and the bank has spent over K40 million on the projects.
The bank’s Head, Personal and Business Banking, Oswin Kasunda, said TB is not a one day disease as patients stay long in the hospital to receive treatment.
He said, because of this, the bank thought of making the environment conducive and comfortable for the patients.
“Comfort is important to patients for their quick recovery, and we strived to give this ward a new look so that both the patients and the hospital staff can be in a good environment,” Kasunda said.
He said a bank is a business and it needs healthy people to operate effectively.
“If people are sick, it means we, as a bank we will not have customers, which means we, as a business, will not be able to make profits. Also, for the nation to develop, it needs healthy people,” he said.
Kasunda further urged other companies to take up the challenge and contribute towards the improvement of the hospital.
QECH Health Service Administrator, Kondwani Chisi, thanked NBM for the job well done.
Chisi said the works that have been done to the ward will help in infection prevention and quality health care.
“Malawians should be patriotic and assist the hospital to make sure that patients receive quality care. The works done by NBM have already changed the face of this ward and the working environment,” he said.
Since 2011, the bank has constructed a guardian shelter, rehabilitated washrooms both for patients and staff, donated blankets, renovated ceilings and painted walls, among other things.
The bank also donated cleaning detergents valued at K300,000 on the day.