The National Bank of Egypt opens a unit for treatment and studies of intestinal diseases at Kasr Al-Ainy Hospital

Iman Al-Wasili

Hisham Okasha, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Egypt, and Dr. Mohamed Othman Elkhosht, President of Cairo University, inaugurated the Unit for Treatment and Studies of Intestinal Diseases at Cairo University Hospital (Qasr Al-Aini).
The opening was attended by Prof. Dr. Hala Salah, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Prof. Dr. Hossam Salah, Director General of Cairo University Hospitals, and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdel Majid, Director of Manial Kebly Hospital, Prof. Dr. Rabab Fouad, Head of the Department of Endemic Diseases, Prof. Hani Shehab, Director of the Unit for Treatment and Studies of Intestinal Diseases, Nermin Shehab El-Din, Head of Marketing and Social Development at the National Bank of Egypt, the bank’s social responsibility team, and a group of professors and heads of various departments in the center.

And after the fatwa H, Hisham Okasha affirmed the National Bank of Egypt’s constant endeavor to complete its contributions to the development of Cairo University, especially its specialized hospitals, as the health and education sectors are among the most important sectors that the Bank is keen to play its role in supporting, in addition to the fact that the health sector is one of the important and difficult sectors at the same time because it is linked directly in the lives and health of Egyptians, which the state attaches an important priority within the development plans and Egypt’s vision
, noting that the Bank’s contributions in various areas of social responsibility that exceeded 8.5 billion pounds in the past six years, managed by the bank in the concept of sustainable development to target achieving the positive impact of services provided to citizens according to their actual needs, as the share of contributions in the field of health exceeded 3.3 billion pounds, while contributions in the field of education exceeded 1.2 billion pounds during that period.

On his part, Dr. Muhammad Othman Al-Khasht expressed his pride in the fruitful partnership Between the National Bank of Egypt, the largest financial institution in Egypt, and Cairo University hospitals, which is one of the largest hospitals serving thousands of Patients annually in various medical specialties in Egypt and the Middle East, which include the best competencies of doctors, nursing staff and administrators, which necessitated directing development plans to them in an effort to raise the efficiency of the service provided to patients, on top of which is reducing waiting lists for patients, which supports the state’s plans to provide the best health care For the Egyptian citizen, in addition to creating the best health, educational and research standards for faculty and students of medical and nursing faculties. Dr. Hala Salah confirmed that the Unit for Treatment and Studies of Intestinal Diseases, which was opened with the full support of the Ahl Masr Bank, is one of the most important steps taken to support the health sector in Egypt, as the center includes a medical team consisting of experts in systemic diseases. Gastroenterology, rheumatology, immunology, therapeutic nutrition, surgery, radiology, dermatology, psychiatry and children, in addition to the pathology unit for tissue studies. It also includes experts in sound waves on the intestines with the possibility of taking directed samples from the intestines and lymph nodes.
On her part, Nermin Shihab El-Din indicated To the societal role that the National Bank of Egypt takes upon itself, as it attaches great importance and priority to the health sector, so the bank took the initiative to participate in the establishment of a unit for treatment and studies of bowel diseases at Qasr Al-Ainy Hospital, with a grant amounting to 16 million pounds, in the interest of the bank to equip that unit with the latest Kinetic measuring devices for the esophagus, stomach and anus, and with tools and techniques that allow the treatment of esophageal and gastric motility diseases, such as incision of the esophageal muscle through endoscopy, as an alternative to traditional treatments and surgeries, adding that the bank manages the file with the concept of sustainable development with its applicable standards, which includes a careful study of citizens’ needs to ensure the desired effect and ensure continuity of During the periodic follow-up of projects in which the Bank intervenes by any means of support to ensure that their efficiency and quality of services provided through them are maintained. Prof. Hossam Salah added that the center is considered the first in Egypt’s universities specialized in treating bowel diseases, on top of which comes (immune bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, as well as infectious diseases such as tuberculosis), where it hits These diseases are of all age groups, especially young people, and they need to be detected by accurate examinations for diagnosis and treatment that may extend for several years, pointing to the center’s reliance on integrated treatment methods, which includes comprehensive care for the patient to reach the best treatment results as well as improving the quality of life for the patient, in addition to the diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, as It has an advanced research unit established in cooperation with the genomic studies team at Magdi Yacoub Foundation with the aim of studying intestinal diseases in order to find new treatment methods that suit patients and reduce their suffering.