J&K Bank collaborates with SKIMS, GMC to provide assistance to poor patients
posted on April 03, 2022 | Author RK News
Srinagar, April 2: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, J&K Bank has presented a total amount of Rs 15.70 Lacs to two leading health institutions in Jammu and Kashmir for the purchase of medical kits. platelet apheresis/therapeutic plasma for the treatment of poor patients suffering from cancer and severe bleeding. dysfunctional diseases.
The Bank Area Manager, Srinagar, Syed Shafat Hussain handed over the check for Rs 7.85 Lacs to the Director of SKIMS, Prof. Parvez Koul, in the presence of the Head of Pediatric Oncology Department, Dr. Javed Rasool, and the head of BU SKIMS, Syed Irfan, as well as other bank officers, while as Area Manager. Chief Jammu, Shareesh Sharma presented the check for the same amount to Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma in the presence of GMC Administrator Ashwani Khajuria and Chief BU GMC Chandrika Parihar and other officials .
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Shafat Hussain said: “Healthcare is essential for every society and with the increase in the number of terminally ill patients at J&K, it is important that companies like us step in and do their part. As a socially responsible institution, this is a very humble contribution from J&K Bank to SKIMS Srinagar for patients who cannot afford these essential kits for their treatment.
“In addition to empowering people financially, J&K Bank has contributed to society through its CSR activities aimed at helping economically weaker sections, especially in the healthcare sector. We believe that our small support would help many patients and ease the hardships of their families,” Zonal Chief Jammu said after handing over the check to Chief GMC Jammu.
The Director of SKIMS Srinagar and the Director of GMC Jammu thanked the Bank for its contribution and expressed the hope that amid the increasing number of patients suffering from such dangerous diseases and dysfunctions, the Bank would increase its CSR expenditure by favor of health care.
Relevantly, a large number of patients from lower socioeconomic backgrounds visit SKIMS Hospital for pediatric oncology treatment every year who find it difficult to afford expensive apheresis kits containing therapeutic platelets/plasma. . Likewise, GMC Jammu caters to a large number of patients with a large portion of oncology and thalassemia patients etc. from economically weaker sections requiring apheresis kits as first line treatment.