Stanbic Bank revamps UTH children’s ward with k800,000 facelift

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Stanbic Bank is spending K800,000 to upgrade and modernise the A08 children’s ward at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka.

The transformation work will involve the extensive renovation of the 80-year-old facility to update amenities and expand the ward’s ablution block to improve hygiene.

Chanda Katongo, Stanbic Bank’s head of public relations, said the project was in line with the bank’s objective of making a tangible difference in communities and people’s lives.

She said: “Health is a key pillar in Stanbic’s sustainability strategy. We have supported the ward for over four years through monthly donations. This time around, we decided to do something more and give the dilapidated facility a facelift to make it more conducive for the patients and staff.”

Last year, the bank donated hospital beds to UTH’s filter clinic to mitigate the shortage the wing was experiencing.

Katongo noted that although the bank had been supporting the institution regularly over the years, its efforts were not limited to the capital city and that it had other health related projects running in other parts of Zambia, including rural areas.

She said: “We have been building mothers’ shelters at rural health centres around the country to help expectant mothers access proper healthcare in hygienic surroundings and reduce the risk of maternal mortality.

“We will continue to support communities through innovative banking solutions, education and community projects to build a learned, wealthy and healthy nation.”

The project at the A08 children’s ward is expected to be completed in four weeks.

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