On May 4th, 2015, the Commercial International Bank Foundation celebrated the inauguration of three intensive care units in Sohag University Hospital’s Pediatric Department. These units represent the first intensive care services available for children in the entire governorate of Sohag.
The CIB Foundation donated EGP 6million to Sohag University Hospital to outfit the pediatric department intensive care equipment. This contribution symbolizes the Foundation’s commitment to support projects that improve health and nutritional services for unprivileged children across Egypt.
The roughly one year project included the renovation of three intensive care units (ICU) in the pediatric department, including the neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU, and intermediate care ICU.
Rashwan Hammady, Business Banking Head at CIB, expressed his gratitude to the Foundation for its continuous efforts to provide high quality support for under-privileged children, noting additionally that the collaboration with Sohag University Hospital will greatly increase the CIB Foundation’s positive impact on children in Upper Egypt.
Mohamed Osama, CIB Branch Head in Sohag, stated that the CIB Foundation’s contribution is the largest ever in the history of Sohag University Hospital. He added that the real value of these contributions lies in the Foundation’s sustainable support to the less fortunate children and its efforts to provide the adequate health care for them, namely in the areas lacking proper medical services.
On the other side, Dr. Nabil Nour El-Din, Sohag University President, praised the contribution of the CIB Foundation to support the hospital’s renovation project, affirming that this partnership is to strengthen our efforts to serve the children of Upper Egypt better and provide the medical treatment for Sohag’s neediest patients.
Dr. Samir Abdel Meguid, Head of University Hospitals, clarified that the renovation plan included the installation and operation of 11 ventilators, 12 incubators and 5 blood oxygen measurement devices in the intensive care units for children, in addition to 10 infusion pumps, a defibrillator and a blood gas measurement device in the neonatal intensive care unit. He also added that the hospital purchased eight new blood oxygen measurement devices for the pediatric intermediate care unit.
CIB Foundation was Established in 2010 as a non-profit organization registered under number 588 for the 2010 with the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity, the CIB Foundation is dedicated to enhancing health and nutritional services for unprivileged children in Egypt. Through the allocation of 1.5% of CIB’s net annual profit, as well as contributions from CIB customers and employees, the Foundation makes valuable contributions in the area of child health and nutrition through various multi-faceted initiatives, including renovating and upgrading hospital infrastructure, purchasing medical equipment, and providing surgical and medicinal treatment to unprivileged children.