THE Diamond Trust Bank (Tanzania) Limited (DTB) has handed over medical equipment worth 10m/- to Amana Referral Hospital located in the Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam.
The DTB’s Chief Finance Officer, Mr Joseph Mabusi said the support is a part of two per cent of the bank’s profit allocated every year to contribute to social activities in the public.
He said the aim is to support improvement of health, environment and education sectors. “To give back to the society through the bank’s profit is the part of our system.
Every year the bank allocates part of profit to support social activities,” he said at a handover event yesterday. According to him, the equipment included wheel chairs, mattresses and separate equipment for surgery.
Mr Mabusi said in giving back to the society, for three years now the bank has been provided school fees for five children of Kurasini Orphanage who are studying at the Sullivan Provost Secondary School located in Kibaha District in the Coast Region.
“We also have been involved in environmental activities for planting trees in the Nyamagana District in the Mwanza Region. The aim is to improve environments which are mostly affected by human activities,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the hospital’s Medical Officer in charge, Dr Aminu Kilomoni said the bank has donated the equipment at the right time as the hospital still needed various medical equipment to cater for a growing number of patients it receives. “We would like to give our thanks to the bank’s management for the support.
It is not only a part of maintaining our friendship but also it supports government’s efforts in improving services in the health sector,” she said.
The bank was founded in 19 45, as Diamond Jubilee Investment Trust (DJIT) with its head office in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. It has 28 branches countrywide, other branches are in Mombasa Kenya and Kampala in Uganda.