JK Bank’s major CSR initiative in Jammu

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news_23_12_2014_1JAMMU: In one of its major Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, J&K Bank today donated specialized life saving treatment machines including Computed Radiography (CR) System, five Multipara Monitors and Boyles Apparatus (Anesthesia Machine) to GMC Jammu Hospital and Super Specialty hospital.

Besides, in near future the bank shall be donating ventilator and dialysis machine to the hospital for better patient-care. Mushtaq Ahmad, chairman and CEO, J&K Bank handed over the state-of-the-equipment to the Principal Government Medical College, Jammu and associated hospitals in presence of J&K Bank Executive President, Abdul Hamid Banday at a simple but impressive function held at the medical college today.

J&K Bank senior presidents, presidents and the Zonal Head, Jammu central and other senior doctors of the medical college and super specialty hospital were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the J&K Bank Chairman & CEO, Mushtaq Ahmad, announced further strengthening of the hospital by donating treatment machines like ventilators and dialysis machines in near future. He also announced installation of two ATMs in the GMC hospital and Super specialty very soon, a JK Bank handout said.

The chairman said, “With an aim to instill a sense of relief and protection among the most vulnerable sections of society, the CSR policy of the bank maintains its special focus on improving public health and physical well-being of the people. And, we feel the most effective way of reaching out to people in this regard is through the hospital that receives patients from far and wide of Jammu region.” Since the scope of CSR policy of companies has widened immensely in recent times, we are also broadening our agenda for deeper engagement and impact in our societies across the operational geography, he said.

He said: “We are capitalizing on the expertise of professionals and organizations pursuing various causes of social concern. GMC Jammu is one of the government run institutes through which we have been eager to extend our helping hand to the health sector.”
We believe, these systems will certainly improve the services provided here and will contribute generously for treatment of poor and underprivileged patients suffering from serious ailments, he added.

 The Principal Government Medical College Jammu, Dr. Ghanshyam Dev, thanked the Chairman JK Bank for the “generous gesture under CSR to the institute.”“The specialized diagnostic and treatment equipment is definitely a big relief for patients undergoing various ailments”, he said.Meanwhile, the medical fraternity of Jammu has appreciated the “sensitivity of the bank towards academic excellence in the field of medical science, as the bank has been sponsoring national and international conferences held in various medical institutions including the state medical colleges/ institutions where expert medical faculties across the globe share their experiences with an ultimate objective to further better the healthcare facilities.”

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