CEAT Kelani Holdings recently donated two High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) delivery systems to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle, the largest tertiary care centre in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province.
The donation was in response to a request fromDr Krishantha Jayasekara and Dr Crysantha Pererato CEAT Kelani Chairman Mr Chanaka De Silva. Costing Rs 2.7 million, the HFNO equipment meets an urgent need to supplement the non-invasive ventilator facilities for patients with severe hypoxic respiratory failure. High Flow Nasal Oxygen delivery systemsare used to bridge patients being weaned from invasive ventilation.
CEAT Kelani Holdings has made a series of donations of equipment and consumables to key state institutions at the forefront of the effort to combat COVID-19 over the past one year. Among the beneficiary institutions were the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Ministry of Health, Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital and its Postgraduate Medical Training Centre, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, the Badulla General Hospital and the Sri Lanka Police.CEAT Kelani also contributed Rs 2 million towards the cost of construction of a new 106-bed Army Hospital at Pallakele in Kandy, and donated 1,000 boxes of essential protective materials to the Sri Lanka Police and tyre dealers island wide.
In the picture, CEAT Kelani Managing Director Mr Ravi Dadlani (second from right) presents the HFNO delivery equipment to Dr Krishantha Jayasekara in the presence of (from left) Dr Harshanie Ubeysekara – Deputy Director, Dr Nishani Ubeysekara – Deputy Director, Dr Crysantha Perera and Chief Matron Mrs Ranjanie Madugoda of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.