SRINAGaR: J&K Bank on Wednesday said the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) has appreciated its initiative of providing complete treatment to Hepatitis-C patients belonging to the underprivileged section of the society.
“WHA has acknowledged the generous effort made by J&K Bank to extend support to HCV patients and to organise events for raising awareness about hepatitis in the community,” the bank said in a press release issued here.
In its communication to the bank, WHA, as per the handout, has stated: “Their contributions will help to influence real change and improve the health outcomes for people living with chronic viral hepatitis.”
The WHA is a global non-governmental organisation that represents hepatitis B and C patient groups from around the world. It provides global leadership and supports action that will halt the viral hepatitis death toll and improve lives.
Notably, J&K Bank has adopted 50 hepatitis C patients for treatment.
Expressing gratitude to WHA for acknowledging the bank’s “sincere effort for larger public cause’, Chairman and CEO of the bank, Mushtaq Ahmad said, “Beside economic development of the state and country, bank realises its social responsibility in contributing significantly towards the preventive health care”.
“Health is a special focus area of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility. Having already outlined our commitment to extend every possible support to the Hepatitis patients, we aim to go beyond monetary assistance by building capacities of these patients, raising awareness to give viral hepatitis the priority it deserves,” he added.