Sally Mugabe’s Maternity Wing Refurbished
Stanbick Bank yesterday handed over a fully refurbished maternity wing for anaesthesia patients at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital.
The bank completed the flagship project it launched in 2019 towards giving expecting mothers full support whenever they bring life into the world.
Equipment imported and installed at the referral hospital includes complete anaesthesia equipment for Theatre One, equipment for the recovery room and the maternity theatre.
“This is an important milestone for us as a bank and we are committed to playing our part in the resuscitation of the country’s health delivery system.
“We started this flagship project, which we termed Sibusiso/Ruyamuro, in 2019 aimed at ensuring that our vision of bringing together international and local players in the health sector is met.
“Our goal is to have the provision of material benefiting ordinary citizens who cannot afford the luxuries of this life,” said Stanbic’s chief executive officer, Solomon Nyanhongo.
He said the donation demonstrates the bank’s commitment to the needs of communities. “Our contribution towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) speaks of good health and reduction of child mortality.
We are happy to play our part in achieving these SDGs and this is also a culmination of what we have already done with the hospital since we donated to analgesics in 2019,” he said.
In his acceptance speech, Sally Mugabe Central Hospital acting chief executive officer Christopher Pasi described the partnership as beneficial.
“We were only operating with one theatre, but through that partnership we are now boasting of having two functional theatres.
“Stanbic has come in with the required equipment for both the mother and the child so that we can preserve their lives whenever they visit the unit,” he said.
Dr Pasi said resuscitation would go a long way in meeting the needs of the disadvantaged.
“As a central and referral unit, we receive some of the worst cases and these patients require advanced type of care and therefore this new equipment will go a long way in helping our patients who come from disadvantaged societies,” he said.
He said the hospital was moving towards improved quality care with the roping in of Stanbic driving the Government’s national development strategy.
According to statistics, at least 12 000 babies are being delivered annually at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital.
Since January, 3 400 babies have been delivered safely at the facility, whilst 720 were delivered through the Caesarean section.
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