KAMPALA — Centenary Bank has on Thursday November 12 extended support to Mulago hospital with items that are meant to aid patients observe Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs) as they await to access treatment at the hospital lobby.
With the alarming surge in the number of infected person’s in the country, there’s continued need for observing the prescribed public gathering procedures in places that attract large audiences such as the hospitals.
Latest Statistics from the Ministry of Health indicate that the number of Covid-19 case’s stands at 14,066 cases, 131 deaths and 7,753 recoveries, as of last week.
Centenary Bank General Manager Corporate Communications and Marketing, Beatrice Lugalambi, observed that Centenary Bank is delighted to extend support to Mulago Hospital with items that will aid in observing the public gathering Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Lugalambi remarked that, “We will do this through our donation of 100 chairs and 4 tents (50-seater) to Mulago hospital as a way to ensure social distancing is observed while patients await to receive treatment at the Hospital premises. We believe these are very essential to the Hospital and will go a long way in curbing any potential spread while at this facility.”
“As a people’s bank, Centenary Bank is keen on intentionally and strategically undertaking Corporate Social Responsibility/Investment (CSR/I) initiatives that add value to the communities where we operate,” Lugalambi explained, adding that, “As you may be aware, as part of our business ethos of giving back, we set aside 1% of the previous years’ net profit and invest it into CSR/I engagements as these all over the country each year.”
While receiving the donated items, Dr. Baterana Byarugaba, the Executive Director Mulago Hospital, extended appreciation to Centenary Bank for the timely and calculated support, mentioning said that, “The hospital and its administration is grateful for the support rendered, with items that are very essential and timely to our current needs as a health institution.”
“Support from partners like Centenary Bank will go a long way in helping to curb the further spread of the novel corona virus as we journey towards making Uganda COVID-19 free,” Dr. Byarugaba concluded.
Dr. Byanyima K. Rosemary, the Deputy Executive Director at Mulago Hospital revealed that, “Since the pandemic outbreak in March 2020, we have received and treated over 2,000 Covid patients.”
“It is therefore necessary that we put in place mechanisms that will help curtail contraction of the virus from an unknown asymptomatic visitor to our facilities,” Dr. Byanyima added.
As a way to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, Centenary Bank encourages customers to make use of the digital banking platforms made available to them including; CenteMobile, CenteVisa, Online Banking and CenteAgent banking channel which has over 4,000 agents who are spread out in our communities offering services as those offered at the banking halls