PNG Kidney Foundation Inc commemorates World Kidney Day today (12th March, 2020), with Bank South Pacific donating a vehicle to assist with its operations.
BSP presented a Nissan Urvan E26 16-seater bus valued at K122,000 to the PNG Kidney Foundation Inc. centre.
PNG Kidney Foundation Inc provides the only Haemodialysis services for Chronic Kidney Diseases patients in the country.
BSP's Chief Insurance Officer, Dean Ani handed the vehicle key over to PNG Kidney Foundation's Chairman Sir Martin Poh saying, "BSP is pleased to support the work the PNGFK Inc is doing in the country, in providing affordable Haemodialysis services to Chronic Kidney Diseases patients, providing counselling, creating awareness on kidney care as well as assist National Department of Health with technical advice on the provision of haemodialysis services.
"As today is World Kidney Day, BSP is proud to be part of this event with this worthy donation. As this also coincides with our community values of committing to enhance health and wellbeing of the communities we operate in.
This year's World Kidney Day theme is 'Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere - from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care'.
PNGK Kidney Chairman Sir Martin Poh expressed his gratitude to BSP for its timely support.
PNG Kidney Foundation Inc Chairman Sir Martin Poh and BSP Chief Insurance Officer, Dean Ani cutting ribbon of new bus.
"Transportation has been our common problem for our patients. With this new vehicle, it will give hope to our dialysis patients for their treatment, hence; help them greatly with their transportation expense. Also, this will boost staff performance in a responsive, timely and effective manner."
"Thank you so much BSP. You have proven to be a motivating team, and we appreciate your enthusiasm and diligence in taking the initiative to help your countrymen," Sir Martin said.
In 2019, BSP spent over K210, 000 in community projects in the Health sector, K25,000 to PNG Cancer Foundation, annual donation of K100,000 to Operation Open heart and other various donations including an Intensive Care Paramedic vehicle to St John Ambulance valued at K225,000 in 2018.