Stanbic Bank has taken giant stride towards ensuring the provision and safe and clean water to Chitungwiza Central Hospital after drilling and repairing two boreholes in a donation worth thousands of dollars.
Officiating at the handover ceremony on Tuesday, Stanbic Bank, Non executive Director, Elisha Mushayakarara said they found it as a provision to provide clean water for Chitungwiza Central Hospital.
“The provision of clean water was a major need for the hospital and we met up with the management team at the hospital so we could drill a borehole and resuscitate the other two that were not working,
“We also purchased a 10 000 litre tank to store water, our corporate social responsibility and focus is primary health care institutions due to the nature of their work and how they assist the community at large,
“We are humbled by the opportunity to help where we can and be the pillar of support in both urban and rural communities,” said Mushayakarara.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Chief Executive Officer of Chitungwiza Central Hospital, Dr Obadiah Moyo expressed gratitude towards the donation, applauding his staff for diligently working even with shortages of water.
“We are very grateful for the donation from Stanbic Bank for the creation of a water source, it will definitely go a long way as a hospital is nothing without water,
“There are so many water borne diseases, Typhoid being the worst; the hospital cannot function without,
“We have departments like the maternity ward that are in need of water everyday and the tank they purchased was put close to the maternity ward, running an institution with water is a complete disaster,
“It really was a challenge as City of Harare continuously cut water and burst pipes took forever to be repaired,” added Moyo.
Stanbic Bank has had a long standing relationship with Chitungizwa Hospital as they have previously furnished buildings and tiled wards and have made a commitment to further address any water challenges facing the heath institution through repairing three dysfunctional boreholes.