NMB Bank today handed over a new outpatient waiting bay at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) with a capacity of 100 seats.

The construction of the new waiting bay brings a smile to outpatient and their families that visit the institute where they are now able to comfortably seat while waiting for medical services at the institute.

The construction of the waiting bay at JKCI is part of NMB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program for health sector where in 2017, over TZS 1 Billion has been budgeted for CSR specifically for the health sector, Education and Disaster Recovery.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, NMB’s Managing Director – Ineke Bussemaker said the construction of the waiting bay is part of the bank’s CSR programs that focuses on health sector, Education and Disaster Recovery.

“We are particularly honored to support this new waiting area as we believe that it will bring significant benefits to patients, their family and also doctors here and improve patient experience, “ said Ms Bussemaker

We believe that with our support to this new department with the construction of this waiting area which can accommodate over 100 people at once, it will have an enormous contribution towards making this area a comfortable one for our patients.

Ms Bussemaker further said “Yes they are your patients, but at the same time we see this support as supporting NMB customers, we believe it is through them where our customers come from.”

In 2016, NMB supported Hospital equipment worth TZS 260 Million to 33 hospitals in the country with complete sets of hospital beds and delivery beds. Some beneficiary hospitals includes Mpanda hospital, Chihangu hospital, Dodoma hospital, Nyamongo hospital, Musoma hospital and Handeni hospital.

The Executive Director for Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute - Prof Mohamed Janabi applauded NMB for supporting communities through their CSR programs.

“We thank you for your support, this is significant and boosts our initiatives of creating a conducive environment for our patients at this institute which has attracted people from within and outside the country.” Said Prof Janabi

JKCI is the first ever center in the country to perform Trans catheter, repairing of congenital defects, enabling patients to undergo minimally invasive procedure instead of open heart surgery.