A local financial institution, Stanbic Bank has donated a borehole and two 5000 litre tanks to Bulawayo’s Mpilo Central Hospital to help towards the provision of clean water
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Stanbic Bank Chairperson, Gregory Sebborn said they were moved to play a part towards creating an enabling environment patient care.
“Our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts are aimed at ensuring that we play our part as a responsible and proactive corporate citizen. We recognize that our healthcare professionals need all the support possible in terms of provision of medication, medical equipment, and even through the creation of a hospital environment that is conducive to patient care.
“In this regard, the provision of clean water is absolutely vital to the effective running of a hospital, and it is for this reason that we are gathered today,
“We are thus delighted to be able to support Mpilo Central Hospital with a new borehole and two 5000-litre tanks for the provision of clean water as they continue to provide an invaluable service to Matebeleland and to Zimbabwe as a whole,” said Sebborn.
Mpilo Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Leonard Mabandi commended Stanbic Bank for not only identifying a critical need for the health institution but going the extra mile to attend to it.
“I am privileged to accept this borehole on behalf of Mpilo Hospital and the community surrounding us. This borehole is going to ensure that Mpilo Hospital will not run dry and we are proud to say that it will also be used by members of the community when there are shortages in the municipality water supplies”, he said.
The borehole will supply water to the hospital’s school of nursing, the nurses’ hostel and the outpatient department which attends to an average of 600 patients a day.