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Ministry Lauds Bank For Health Support

Akbar hopes to see other corporate bodies follow leading role played by ANZ Bank and its staff. The Ministry of Health hopes to see more corporate groups join hands and
05 Apr 2017 11:00
Ministry Lauds Bank For Health Support
Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar at the ANZ newly refurbished ward at the CWM Hospital. Photo: Losirene Lacanivalu.

Akbar hopes to see other corporate bodies follow leading role played by ANZ Bank and its staff.

The Ministry of Health hopes to see more corporate groups join hands and provide support and contribution to the development of Fiji’s health sector.

While officiating at the handover of the newly refurbished ANZ ward in Suva, the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar, said such commitment from corporate bodies was an inspiration.

She believes the partnership forged by Government, non-government organisations and corporate bodies was the key to foster a multi-sectoral approach to deliver efficient and sustainable health services.

Ms Akbar said ANZ was the leading banking institution for the project and commended them for its unprecedented commitment and partnership to make the development a reality.

“This contribution reflects on the exemplary leadership and commitment of ANZ to enhance the health services in Fiji and as a ministry,” she said.

“I have continued to reiterate that the vision lead by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, ‘Creating a Healthy Population’ is a shared vision.”

Ms Akbar said this was the third refurbishment of the historic ward, demonstrating ANZ’s ongoing commitment and passion to reach out and make a positive impact through the development of this hospital and the community at large.

She said 120 staff volunteered their valuable support during the renovation. ANZ also donated four new beds for the Oncology Ward, and installed new air conditioning systems recently.

ANZ Fiji Country Head Saud Minam said for the past three week they had 100 staff volunteers at the ward helping with the renovations.

“While our commitment to the community is ongoing, last month we held a campaign called ‘Paint Fiji Blue’ aimed at ramping up our community initiatives across the country,” he said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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