POSB DONATES 160 BED SHEETS CCH
By Sandra Gwashavanhu
Media & Society Studies
“We hope our donation will bring comfort and dignity to the patients in the hospital, and at the same also help you in improving your standards as a hospital since we have just heard that you are ISO certified,” Mapimhidze added.
THE People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) on Mon-day (November 13) donated 160 bed sheets and a similar figure of pillow-cases to Chitungwiza Central Hospital as part of their corporate social responsibility programme.
The donation took place at the hospital and was witnessed by members of the Media, members of a com-munity group called the Chitungwiza Liaison Committee – which works closely with Chitungwiza Central Hospital – as well senior management from POSB and the hospital.
POSB legal advisor and secretary, Dorothy Mapimhidze, who was in the company of branch managers from various parts of Harare, Chitungwiza as well as the provincial director of the bank, said the donation was part of the financial institution’s charity-driven cause with a special focus on promoting good health and wellness among the less-privileged members of society.
“We are improving our corporate social responsi-bility programme which we are holding in different parts of the country, and this is the reason why we chose to do-nate the linen to Chitungwiza Central Hospital.
“The donation also coincides with the 112 anni-versary of the formation of the People’s Savings Bank. As a finance institution we have therefore decided to give back something to the community that banks with us and that has made us survive right up to this day,” said Mapim-hidze.
She said the gesture by the bank was meant tocomplement Government efforts in service provision, especially during the harsh economic environment currently prevailing in the country.
“We are quite cognizant of the fact that this is a public health institution and we are proud that you have invited us here today. Government cannot do everything alone and although POSB is owned by Government we exercise our mandate as members of staff by contributing from our pockets towards part of this donation which has not taken place at Chitungwiza Central Hospital alone but in other hospitals around the country as well,” she said.
She commended Chitungwiza Central Hospi-tal for a job well-done in health service delivery in Zimbabwe, as evidenced by the attainment of an ISO certification by the hospital some years back.
“We hope our donation will bring comfort and dignity to the patients in the hospital, and at the same also help you in improving your standards as a hospital since we have just heard that you are ISO cer-tified,” Mapimhidze added.
The Chief Executive Officer of Chitungwiza Central Hospital, Dr Obadiah Moyo, said he was thrilled with the donation, which he said had had ce-mented relations between the two institutions.
“We really appreciate having you here and we are happy that you chose a hospital that has the com-munity at heart. The choice was very perfect, you chose to donate a commodity that is in short supply at the hospital. We also desperately need garments for our patients, pajamas for the males and night-dresses for the ladies. Yes, we might have a shortage of drugs and other medical accessories but we really need items like linen which you have donated to us today.
“We are happy that it is not just POSB who have come here today but we also have members of the community with whom we have a unique relation-ship,” he said.
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