BRAC Bank helps improve kidneycare facilities in Sylhet

Published : 14 Nov 2019 07:01 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 10:32 PM

BRAC Bank Limited come forward to upgrade the care facilities at Kidney Foundation Hospital in Sylhet.

This is the only specialized kidney hospital in Sylhet providing affordable treatment for both acute and chronic kidney diseases. The hospital, located at Shahjalal Housing Estate, provides free treatment and dialysis services to 40 percent of its total patients. Thousands of patients visit the hospital every month. 

To provide most advanced nephrology services to the people of Sylhet, the foundation has undertaken a massive project to build a fully-fledged kidney hospital under public-private partnership arrangement near Shahjalal Science and Technology University. BRAC Bank has provided financial assistance to Kidney Foundation Hospital – Sylhet to purchase six dialysis machines to cater to the growing number of kidney patients. Chowdhury Akhtar Asif, Deputy Managing Director and CRO, BRAC Bank, formally handed over the cheque to Vice Chairman of Kidney Foundation Hospital – Sylhet, Major General Azizur Rahman, Bir Uttam, (retd) at the hospital premises recently. 

Colonel MA Salam, General Secretary, Kidney Foundation Hospital – Sylhet, Anup Kanti Das, Branch and Cluster Manager, BRAC Bank, were also present. 

Kidney Foundation – Sylhet, a branch of Kidney Foundation Bangladesh, provides dialysis, kidney transplantation, interventional nephrology, laboratory facility and indoor and outpatient facilities. 

Commenting on the initiative, Chowdhury Akhtar Asif said: “As a values-based organization belonging to Global Alliance of Banking on Values, United Nations Global Compact and BRAC Family, Corporate Responsibility is embedded in the DNA and value system of our bank.