Srinagar, Apr 24 : J&K Bank and Government Medical College Srinagar today signed an MOU for upgradation of Banking infrastructure and services in the GMC Srinagar and its associated hospitals in the Bank’s Corporate Headquarters here today.
The MOU was signed by Principal GMC Dr. Samia Rashid and Banks Zonal Head for Kashmir Central 1 Ms Tabassum Nazir in presence of Chairman & CEO JK Bank Parvez Ahmed, Bank’s Executive President R. K. Chhiber, Presidents G.M Sadiq, Arun Gandotra, Rajni Saraf, Mohammad Maqbool Lone and Mohammad YounIs Patoo, Vice Presidents and other senior officers of the bank. A team of doctors including Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital, Dr Nazir Chaudhary, Medical Superintendent Bone and Joint Hospital, Dr Suhail Ahmad Mir, Medical Superintendent Kashmir Nursing Home Dr Bakhshi Jehangir and Administrator SMHS Hospital, Dr Firdous Ahmad Giri were also present on the occasion.
On the sidelines, the Chairman and CEO J&K Bank Parvez Ahmed handed over the keys of the a modern patient-care Ambulance to the Principal GMC Dr Samia Rashid to strengthen the infrastructure at GMC & its associated hospital for the welfare of patients under the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.
Speaking on the occasion the Parvez Ahmed said,” It is a unique coincidence that both JK Bank and GMC Srinagar are providing excellent services to the 95 % people of Kashmir despite huge disruptions both the institutions are working relentlessly to improve the quality of life of our people. No deterrent is so large to deter the medical professionals of our state to provide not only the basic medical facilities but also the best super specialty tertiary medical care in the valley within the limited resources available to them at government hospitals. The exemplary patience and dedication of the medical professionals in challenging environment is a lesson for the service industry in our state. ”
Delineating the mission and rationale of collaborations with various institutions in the state he said, “We are passionately working towards creating an ecosystem of partnership with all the leading Institutions in J&K. Collaboration between organizations and institutions is vital at all levels to create a symbiotic relationship to strengthen the overall contribution to improve the human development index of the state. J&K Bank has over the past few years given priority to actively support the upgradation of the social infrastructure primarily in the health, education, heritage preservation and socially deprived segments of the society. We are heavily invested in the socio-economic development of the state and I believe that we are indirect beneficiaries of such initiatives which augment the well being of our people”.
Describing Principal GMC Samia Rashid as an extraordinary physician and administrator commanding a deep respect in the society due to her contributions in the field of medicine the Chairman extolled the role of three women Principals of GMC for their contribution in building the institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Samia Rashid expressed immense gratitude towards the management of J&K bank and lauded the chairman for proactively supporting the medical institutions and the fraternity in every possible way. She described the role of JK Bank in the society as huge.
Earlier, the Zonal Head welcomed the invitees and emphasized on the need to forge a lasting relationship between the two remarkable institutions to contribute towards the positive transformation of society.
In the end, the team of doctors led by the principal GMC visited the state-of-the-art digital lobby of the Apex Branch housed in the Corporate Headquarters and got a first-hand experience of the world-class digital banking facilities at the display.
The Chairman agreed to the request of Principal GMC to set up a digital lounge in the Medical College. The Principal GMC agreed to explore the possibility of allocating a space to the Bank for setting up a digital lounge in the Medical College.