Banque du Caire announced its donation of two devices to the Endoscopy Unit of the Chest Diseases Department at the Faculty of Medicine of Kasr El-Aini.
The first device is a speculum that removes lung tumours and improves breathing functions. The second is an ultrasound scope that helps diagnose many cases, including lung tumours and the possibility of their surgical removal.
The donation was made during the reception of Hala Salah, dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Kasr El-Ainy, to Tareq Fayed, chairman of the board and CEO of Banque du Caire, to hand over the two devices, with the participation of Heidi El-Nahhas, head of the foundation's Communications Sector and Sustainable Development.
Fayed said the bank's donations were part of its social role, and that social responsibility should go hand-in-hand with the economic role they play. He added that the bank donated last year an ultrasound device to the Kasr El-Aini emergency unit.
Banque du Caire is keen to direct its contributions for the benefit of various vital sectors in the country, foremost of which is the health sector. Over the past years the bank has developed and equipped a large number of university and government hospitals and supplied them with medical devices in many governorates.
The contributions include supporting medical research in hospitals, such as the Children's Cancer Hospital 57357, participating in the campaign to eradicate Hepatitis C virus, donating to build Ahl Masr Hospital in Egypt, and contributing to the restoration of the Oncology Institute
The bank also donated to the Egyptian Liver Foundation for the second year in a row and the Magdy Yacoub Foundation treating heart patients in Aswan, and it contributed to the completion of the third stage of Shifa Al-Orman Hospital in Luxor.
The bank has offered donations to the Ministry of Health and Population in a project to eliminate waiting lists and build a floating hospital with the participation of Rotary clubs in Egypt to serve the people of Upper Egypt.