Security Bank Corp. led by bankero Sanjiv Vohra has funded the establishment of a new chemotherapy prep room at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) that was inaugurated late last month.
In partnership with PGH and non-government organization Helping Women and Others (HWAO), Security Bank said the donation is part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and will improve the delivery of daily chemotherapy treatments at the PGH-Cancer Institute by the country’s premiere public hospital.
With cancer being one of the leading causes of death in the country,
Security Bank corporate communications and brand division head Tanya Deakin said that contributing to such a meaningful initiative is humbling.
“While our vision is to become the most-customer centric bank in the country, we hope to do so not just through financial excellence, but also through purposeful service, and that means enriching lives, empowering businesses, and building communities. We are thankful to all our partners here today for allowing Security Bank to be part of this impactful project,” Deakin said.
PGH director Gerardo Legazpi said the new chemo prep room could prepare up to 200 chemo cocktails per day, doubling the capability to assist Filipinos afflicted with cancer.
The new chemo prep room will also pave the way for the institute to expand its pharmacy in the near future.
“The chemo lab is the lifeline of cancer patients; the proper timing of giving of chemotherapy is very important and can be lifesaving for each patient. So, what you have done now can save the lives of many cancer patients. Thank you so much to Security Bank, Estee Lauder, and to HWAO for making this new chemo prep lab possible,” PGH Cancer Institute director Jorge Ignacio said.