Aiming to Promote the Health and Safety of its Employees
Kuwait, June 14, 2021: Burgan Bank announced the launch of the Wellness Initiative for the benefit of its employees, organized by the Human Resources Department in partnership with Kuwait Hospital, the leading hospital in the provision of high-quality medical services. The initiative aims to promote the health and safety of its employees who will benefit from a comprehensive range of free preventive health checkups, which will allow them to diagnose any potential health problem without obvious symptoms and prevent chronic diseases.
Burgan Bank’s campaign, which will run for three months starting May and until the end of July 2021, pays tribute to employees who worked round-the-clock during the Covid-19 pandemic to contribute to the continued success of the Bank during these challenging and unprecedented times. Continuously seeking to encourage its staff to develop a healthier lifestyle and improve their quality of life, Burgan Bank strives to launch effective programs dedicated to its employees’ health and wellness. The Bank’s latest sponsored preventive health checkup, available to employees at Kuwait Hospital, aims to raise awareness about the importance of caring for their health and preventing chronic diseases through a group of different examinations related to the health of the heart, chest, nervous system, and kidney, liver and thyroid functions, in addition to a BMI test.
Commenting on this initiative, Group Chief Human Resources and Development Officer – Ms. Halah El-Sherbini, said: “At Burgan Bank, we believe that our personnel’s health comes at the forefront of our priorities. Therefore, and as part of Burgan Bank’s social responsibility and keenness to achieve sustainable health, we strive to promote the occupational health and wellness concept and preserve employees’ health both inside and outside the Bank. In this context, the Human Resources Department constantly seeks to implement several programs dedicated to staff’s health by providing medical instructions and advice through a range of structured educational activities aimed at raising individuals’ awareness about preventive health concepts, further to assisting them in leading a healthy lifestyle and work in a healthy environment. Today, we are proud to launch this Wellness Initiative in collaboration with the pioneering Kuwait Hospital, which boasts a distinguished medical and nursing team, in addition to cutting-edge facilities boasting the latest medical equipment. Through this initiative, we hope to be able to secure a safe working environment that supports employees and helps them succeed throughout their career journey.'
Kuwait Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Alexander Jankuloski stated: “Our collaboration with Burgan Bank showcases that businesses in Kuwait recognize the importance of their employee’s well-being. Burgan Bank is taking the lead by highlighting the welfare of their staff with different approaches such as employee support programs and awareness campaigns to name a few. We are supporting Burgan Bank in these important initiatives by providing evidence-based healthcare to all Burgan Bank employees”.
Mr. Alexander Jankuloski also added “The employee health check-up initiative sets another milestone in our long-term journey with Burgan Bank. Our organizations are sharing the same values regarding employee health, well-being and safety. We are looking forward to more initiatives and stronger business alliance in the future with Burgan Bank.”
Burgan Bank's support of this initiative falls under its dynamic full-fledged community program entitled ‘ENGAGE’ – Together to be the change. This program sheds light on important aspects affecting every segment of the society by promoting social welfare through educational, cultural and health driven initiatives. Burgan Bank’s approach to 'ENGAGE' begins with a vital principle that as a leading Kuwaiti financial institution, its conduct and policies should be aligned with the needs and interests of the community.