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Polaris Bank donates facilities to Gombe Teaching Hospital

From left: Chief Medical Director, Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, Dr. Yusuf Abdullahi; Group Head, North East Region, Polaris Bank, Olayinka Obikanye; Deputy Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Dr. Kefas Paul Zawaya, during the presentation.

Polaris Bank has donated multi-million naira worth state-of-the-art hydraulic/electric delivery beds to the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe, in Gombe State, to further its corporate social responsibility (CSR) interventions in the health sector.

Making the presentation on Tuesday at the hospital, Polaris Bank’s management represented by its Group Head, North-East, Olayinka Obikanye, said the Bank attaches premium to health development and as such, will continue to ensure quality health delivery across the country.

He said: “Polaris Bank recognises the role of good health services in the communities where it has presence and contributes to the global fight against major health issues/challenges particularly those common to the areas where it has its business operations.”

He noted that the hydraulic beds will “enhance patients’ management and make life easy for recuperating patients. Among the many uses of this special and state-of-the-art hydraulic bed is its capability in helping patients to turn over easily, relieve paralyzed patients’ body bruising and effectively protect patients from decubitus.”

Obikanye, who represented the Managing Director/CEO of Polaris Bank, Innocent C. Ike, said this gesture is in adherence to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goal number 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

This gesture is in adherence to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goal number 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

He also noted that it is in line with one of the Bank’s CSR strategic pillars on health and in effort to cement the partnership between the two institutions.

He reiterated the positive and mutually beneficial relationship that has existed between FTH and Polaris Bank, which spanned over 15 years.

Responding, the Chief Medical Director of FTH, Dr. Yusuf Abdullahi, expressed his appreciation as well as that of the management of the Teaching Hospital to Polaris Bank for the gesture, describing it as timely.

He said: “To us here, it (this presentation) is great because it came when we just extended our delivery rooms.”

“The hydraulic/electric beds are state-of-the-art, and we appreciate Polaris Bank’s magnanimous donation beyond expression. We pray and hope that the Bank will still come to our aid when called upon again.”

The Medical Director further affirmed that the presentation of the special beds would afford the teaching hospital to further deliver seamlessly on critical clinical services.

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