Lately, JS Bank is avidly aiding the national healthcare system with funds to strengthen their fight against COVID-19. Staying true to the cause, partners including, Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, have joined hands with JS Bank to support SIUT. Thereafter, JS and partners have donated over Rs. 10 Million to the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation.
Deputy CEO JS Bank, Kamran Jafar handed these cheques to Dr. Zafar Hussain and other team members from SIUT in a recent meeting. This support will aid SIUT in procuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, testing and lab equipment and other necessities for treating and managing patients of COVID-19.
Comments on the occasion
While addressing the attendees, Jafar applauded the organization for their consistent efforts. ‘SIUT has set new standards in public healthcare for the populace at large in Pakistan. We as an institution and as Pakistanis cannot thank Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi and his team enough for all that they have done for the nation’, he said. It was nuanced as an honor for JS Bank to support SIUT in their cause.
Dr. Zafar then added, ‘JS Bank and indeed JS Group as a whole has long been a major well-wisher of SIUT. Thanks to such responsible corporates and individuals, we have been able to establish Pakistan‘s largest kidney disease center; where we are performing 1200 dialysis treatments on a daily basis.”
JS Bank’s efforts to curb the COVID-19 crisis
The initiative for JS Bank to support SIUT falls under their designated 110 Million fund to counter the impact of this contagion in Pakistan. This fund was collected through equal contributions from JS and its partners; and by purpose, this joint fund will focus on three aspects.
Firstly, it will provide immediate relief through provision of rations worth Rs 30 million to food-insecure families. Secondly, it aims to fasten the current pandemic control; this will be done through the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and monetary donations worth Rs 50 million. The third aspect covers mitigating the long-term health impact of the virus. Hence, this phase focuses on finding a long-term solution for containing COVID-19.
In light of this agenda, JS Bank has taken several steps. They issued a grant of Rs. 1.5 Million to International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) for a study on virus transfer in Pregnant Women. Similarly, JS Bank and its partners also offered Rs. 10 Million to the Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan and Rs. 7.35 Million to Indus Hospital respectively. These donations will enable virus testing, medical services to affected individuals and procurement of Personal Protective Equipment kits.
Furthermore, they also launched a #MaskSubKeLiye campaign this month. This initiative encourages the population to #MakeAMask at home in return for free health insurance sponsored by JS Bank. This is a phenomenal endeavor and shows how the Bank is playing its part beautifully during the national crisis.
JS Bank and its partners have committed to being a catalyst in the progress and prosperity of our nation. Staying true to this commitment, JS hopes to increase their impact in supporting Pakistan’s cause during these trying times.