As part of its corporate social responsibility, Sterling Bank Nig. PLC on Friday donated two modern infant incubators to the Paediatrics Department of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital in Akwa Ibom state.
Speaking at the presentation of the items on behalf of the Management of the Bank, the Regional Manager South East Mr. Ubong Isong, said the gesture was a way of giving back to the Hospital that has provided them a conducive and enabling environment to operate.
Ubong who expressed hope that the donation would assist to reduce rate of infant mortality in the state noted that University of Uyo Teaching Hospital and Sterling Bank have had years of mutual relationship which have benefited the bank.
Receiving the items, Chief Medical Director of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital Professor Etete Peters commended sterling Bank for their support.
He said that support to health care system aside government intervention by corporate organizations and well- to- do- individuals in the state is a key determinant of quality health care of the citizenry.
Professor Peters who said that in line with Change Agenda of the Current Administration, one of the Teaching Hospitals key objectives is to pursue a positive health sector result with the primary health care as its main focus urged other organizations to emulate the king gesture of Sterling Bank.
We would be glad if other Multinational Companies in the Niger Delta Region could equally support us in addition by providing infrastructures toward the realization of our objective of providing qualitative health for our people’’ he stated.
The Chief Medical Director said that the Incubators which came at the time when it is mostly needed would assist the paediatrics Department to improve on infant healthcare in the Hospital.
Peters who thanked Sterling Bank for the kind gesture assured that the Teaching Hospital would adopt maintenance measures for the facility.