On Monday, April 30, 2018, Chairman of Banque Misr – Mr. Mohamed El-Etreby has signed Protocol of Cooperation between Banque Misr and Dar Al-Orman Association with an amount of 300 Million EGP, for the purpose of adopting the completion of the third stage of Shefaa Al-Orman Hospital for cancer treatment, and Eng. Hossam El-Kabbany, Chairman of Dar Al-Orman Association has signed the cooperation protocol on behalf of the association. By the same token, concluding such protocol of cooperation takes place as a part of Banque Misr leading role in the field of community responsibility, whereas health is one of the key areas that Banque Misr believes in and supports in an effort to apply the concept of citizen's right to treatment. Pursuant to this Protocol, Banque Misr has adopted the third stage of Shefaa Al-Orman Hospital for cancer treatment to hold the title "Banque Misr Building", as Banque Misr is deeply concerned with mitigating the sufferings of Upper Egypt citizens whom face serious suffering in arriving to Cairo each month to receive their therapy through such huge medical edifice that constitutes of three stages to serve a number of Upper Egypt Governorates including; Aswan, Luxor, Qena, Sohag, Red Sea and New valley.
Moreover, each of the two stages of the Hospital have been operated and the third stage targets establishing a building that consists of basement floor including; radiology department, intensive care unit with 24 beds, patients dormitories with 136 beds and doctors and nurses accommodation unit with 36 beds, lower ground floor that contains 17 outpatient clinics, as well as upper ground floor that is to be used as a warehouse, in addition to the first floor that includes multipurpose hall and radiotherapy department, and finally the second floor in which the educational department is located.
It is worth noting that, Banque Misr engages in several activities supporting societal development whether in a direct way or in an indirect way through Banque Misr's non-profitable organization "Banque Misr Foundation for community development", such participation takes place within various fields such as Health, Education, Social Solidarity and community development field including; developing the poor and needy Egyptian villages as well as developing the slums in addition to any other activity related to the improvement of human beings. In addition, the total payments of Banque Misr throughout the fiscal year 2016/2017 have reached about 351.4 Million EGP, and the donations of Banque Misr during the current year 2017/2018 until present have amounted to more than 600 Million EGP.
Besides, Banque Misr Foundation has lately inaugurated dialysis unit in Assiut University Hospitals where Banque Misr has provided the dialysis unit with 21dialysis machines and chairs for the patients. As well, and over the course of several years, Banque Misr Foundation has cooperated with a number of non-governmental organizations and Egyptian universities, and various developmental projects have been implemented within the needy Egyptian villages and the slums. Such developmental projects included about 60 Egyptian villages that are considered as the neediest villages located within each of these governorates; Sohag, Luxor, Aswan, Monufia, Al-Qalubia, and El-Fayoum, for the sake of improving the quality of life for the inhabitants of these areas through enhancing the service level of education and health, offering training and employment opportunities for the youths, and improving the infrastructure of the uninhabitable houses as well as carrying out medical convoys to serve the inhabitants of these villages. Banque Misr Foundation has also played a significant role in developing the slums within Cairo including Al-Bassatin, Arab El-Maadi and El-Dweika on the social, educational and economic levels; it has also provided the youths and female breadwinners with professional training and supported their Small Enterprises whereas these categories of the society are the neediest ones.