Because we believe that good health is a critical condition for rapid socio-economic development of the country, the Bank has donated or funded large volumes to set up state of an art facility to various hospitals across the country to underline its commitment to ensure availability of health service to all at affordable cost and thus saving exodus of foreign currencies.
Pubali Bank Limited has donated Tk. 10 (ten) crore to Dhaka Ahsania Mission, a humanitarian organization, towards setting up a state of the art modern Cancer hospital to alleviate the sufferings of people who have currently no access to specialized medical treatment of Cancer. In Bangladesh, there are minimal cancer facilities and many people in both urban and rural areas of the country are dying due to lack of hospitals and doctors, to serve their cancer needs. It is estimated that there are 1,000,000 people in Bangladesh who already have cancer and 200,000 new patients are added each year. Currently, with existing hospital facilities, Bangladesh has the capability to serve 20,000 patients each year - which means that 180,000 patients go altogether unserved - thousands of them will needlessly suffer and ultimately die without any cancer care. The Ashania Mission Cancer and General Hospital will serve approximately 73,000 patients each year, preventing as many as 40,000 deaths and reducing the suffering of approximately 270,000 patients all over Bangladesh. Pubali Bank Limited has also donated Tk. 2 (two) Crore to ENT Cancer Hospital.
Apart from direct donation, Pubali Bank Limited from the very initiation extended credit to all big hospitals at a concessional rate of interest so that valuable foreign currency can be saved and our people can get healthcare services at affordable cost: