Amãna Bank supports dengue treatment at Kalubowila Hospital

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 Amãna Bank CEO Mohamed Azmeer handing over the equipment to Colombo South Teaching Hospital Director Dr. Asela Gunawardena
Amãna Bank recently donated medical equipment to the Children’s Ward at the Colombo South (Kalubowila) General Hospital to facilitate thetimely treatment of the patients who are suffering from the recent dengue epidemic. The donations were made by Amãna Bank Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer to the Director of Colombo South Teaching Hospital Dr. Asela Gunawardena with the participation of consultant doctors and nurses of the ward. Commenting on the initiative, Azmeer said: “Having maintained the Children’s Ward since 2006, we are happy to get involved in the curing the patients during such an outbreak. Based on our banking model, we believe that being responsible towards society is as important as making profits and gains. We hope that this equipment will help the speedy recovery of the children in the ward and at the same time appreciate the dedication and commitment made by the hospital staff in taking care of them.” Dr. Gunawardena said: “We are very happy to note the continued commitment of Amãna Bank towards the hospital and in this instance for voluntarily coming forward to donate medical equipment at a critical time like this to help the hospital in providing timely treatment to the dengue patients.” Amãna Bank is the first licensed commercial bank in Sri Lanka to operate in complete harmony with the non-interest based Islamic banking model. Powered by the stability and the support of its strategic shareholders Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, the Islamic Development Bank based in Saudi Arabia and AB Bank in Bangladesh, Amãna Bank is making an aggressive journey in the Sri Lankan banking industry and is focused on capitalising the growing market potential for their unique banking model across the country.