SRINAGAR : In a major Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, J&K Bank has given away a fleet of six ambulances to Government Medical College Srinagar and its associated hospitals including Bones & Joints, SMHS and LD.
Chairman and CEO J&K Bank Mushtaq Ahmad handed over the keys of the ambulances to Principal GMC Srinagar Dr Rafiq Ahmad Pampori at a simple but impressive function held in GMC premises.
The bank’s Executive President, Parvez Ahmad, Senior President Abdul Rauf Bhat, President M S Wani, senior doctors and senior officers of the bank were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mushtaq Ahmad said, “Development of any society can be gauged by the standard of its health and education. We at J&K Bank have therefore decided to focus primarily on the development of these two critical sectors through our CSR plans”
“Since the wellbeing of people of J&K remains at the core of our philosophy and operations, I have prioritized the health sector in our CSR policy.
During the floods we organized scores of medical camps and distributed free medicines to mitigate the sufferings of flood affected people. Also during Platinum Jubilee year we organized 75 medical camps in far flung areas of the state”he said.
“Since the infrastructure of J&K took a severe hit during the last-year floods, we feel these ambulances shall considerably improve the accessibility to the hospital services especially for the poor and needy from distant areas” he said.
Responding to the request made by Dr Pampori for a generous help towards the SMHS Welfare Trust that has been established to take care of needy patients admitted in the SMHS hospital, the Chairman announced contribution of Rs 5 lakh from the bank to the Fund.
Earlier, Dr Pampori, thanked the Chairman for the generous gesture under CSR to the hospital. “We receive these ambulances with respect and gratitude.
We assure you that the fleet shall bring definitely a big relief for our patients coming from far off places and will be great support to tertiary health care” he added.
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