DIAMOND Trust Bank Tanzania Limited (DTBT) Morocco Branch in Dar es Salaam donated various equipment and assortment of goods to the maternity ward of the Mwananyamala Hospital.
The donation which include 20 mattresses, a dressing trolley and suction pump machine worth 5.2m/- was handed over to the Kinondoni District Medical Officer, Dr Ngonyani Sophinias, by the DTB Morocco Branch Manager Mr Waziri Kindamba in Dar es Salaam.
"We have decided to provide such support as part of our corporate social responsibility to give back to the community," said the branch manager.
Mr Waziri said the mattresses will help pregnant women to sleep comfortably and the pump machine will be used for diagnosing women suffering from high blood pressure.
"We have donated the equipment to support government efforts in improving the health sector," said Mr Kindamba after the handing over ceremony and appealed to other institutions to do likewise.
On his part, Dr Ngonyani expressed his gratitude to the bank for their continued support and noted that the donation had come at an opportune time when the hospital was facing many challenges at the moment.
He also stated that the hospital has already completed renovating the maternity ward and it is expected to be opened soon, a move that will reduce congestion in the ward.
Earlier, DTB Head of Human Resource Department, Mr Robert Masala told 'Daily News' that the bank has various programmes to support the community including providing assistance to victims of the bomb blasts and ferry disasters in Zanzibar.
DTB has 13 branches in Tanzania, six of which are in Dar es Salaam, two in Arusha and one each in Zanzibar, Tanga, Dodoma, Mwanza and Mbeya. DTB Tanzania is a part of the DTB Group which has commercial banking interests in Kenya, Uganda and Burundi with a network of 68 branches in East Africa.