KCB Supports Mbarara Hospital

Dr. Celestine Barigye thanking the KCB bank managing director Joram Kiarie for the tremendous contribution to the hospital

Management of Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Bank Uganda yesterday donated mattresses worth Shs. 9.6 million to Mbarara Referral Hospital to help enhanced the quality of service there.

While handing over the mattresses, treat KCB Bank Uganda Managing Director Joram Kiarie said that KCB Bank places high priority to the health sector and that the donation to the Mbarara Hospital is in fulfillment of the KCB Foundation’s key objective of improving the lives and wellbeing of the communities where the bank operates.

“Quality healthcare delivery is a service that the public must enjoy and access in order to maintain a healthy nation and over the years KCB has been committed to ensuring it supports various hospitals to help achieve this in diverse ways. Today we are donating 100 pieces of mattress to the referral hospital for the wards, “Joram noted while addressing journalists.

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He added, “Most facilities in hospitals require upgrade and the supply of these mattresses will bring some relief and comfort to patients while they are on admission here”.

Joram said KCB Bank Uganda has so far injected over 300 million shillings in supporting various health care facilities across the country in the past three years.

According to Dr. Celestine Barigye, the Director Mbarara Referral Hospital said majorities of the hospitals’ current beds are very old and in urgent need of replacement has been placed by KCB bank in time.

“Many of our beds are too old and worn out; we are very grateful to KCB Bank for this donation, which will benefit both patients and hospital staff.” He said

“The KCB Foundation has set an example of the key role that the private sector plays in helping us resolve key societal challenges,” added Dr. Barigye.

However Dr. Barigye said the hospital is still facing a challenge of congestion especially in the pediatric ward and maternity ward which he urged government to come and solve in time as the hospital is becoming a catchment area for patients from almost 3 regions.

He warned patients to stop bringing private mattresses and must comply to control the infection spread in the hospital.

Dr. Celestine said out of 100 medical mattresses donated by KC bank, 65 will be put in the medical ward while others in the emergency ward.


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