Under its Corporate Social Responsibility, J&K Bank has dedicated 45 Mobile Charging Stations for public utility at three hospitals in Srinagar. These charging terminals have been set-up for the convenience of patients and their attendants visiting these hospitals.
The Bank’s Zonal Head (Srinagar) Shabir Ahmad and Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital Dr Muzaffar Ahmad Zargar today dedicated these device charging stations to public formally at SMHS Hospital in presence of officials from Bank and the hospital. Pertinently, under the initiative, the Bank has also installed these charging stations at Children’s Hospital Bemina and Maternity Hospital (Lal Ded), the other two associated hospitals of GMC, Srinagar.
Speaking on the occasion, Zonal Head Shabir Ahmad said, "The situations of visiting a hospital occur unexpectedly and more often than not, the patient or the attendant are caught up in a situation where the battery runs out and phone is rendered useless.", adding, "Taking cognizance of such an exigency, J&K Bank as a socially responsible corporate decided to set up these charging stations inside these hospitals for we believe they can provide much needed relief and support to both the patients and attendants going through such situations".
Besides lauding the Bank’s role in socio-economic development of J&K, Dr Muzaffar Ahmad Zargar thanked the Bank for providing these terminals under CSR. “Since mobile phones have become key means of communication, these charging stations will provide much-needed relief to patients and their attendants facing difficulty in keeping their mobile devices charged during their stay in the hospital”, he said.
Notably, the charging stations can be used to charge multiple mobile phones at a time and provide variety of cords that suit widely used handsets. Placed perfectly throughout the hospitals with a focus on waiting areas where patients and visitors usually spend most of their time, these stations offer easy and convenient charging facilities to the people for their electronic devices while in hospital.