Four more government hospitals around Sri Lanka have received medical equipment pivotal in the treatment of critical patients battling the coronavirus under an ongoing initiative of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon.
In total 24 government hospitals and Medical Officers of Health (MOH) offices around the countryhave to date received essential medical equipment and personal protective gear from Commercial Bank under this programme.
The latest donations made by the Bank’s CSR Trust includea Coagulation Analyser, a Blood Gas & Electrolyte Analyser,a Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) machine,three non-invasive ventilators, six hospital beds and four Multiparameter Monitors. The recipients of these donations are the Base Hospital Kayts, the Intensive Care Unit of the Teaching HospitalRatnapura, and the Teaching Hospitals ofJaffna and Anuradhapura.
Besides these donations to enhance medical services offered in the country during the pandemic, Commercial Bank made a monetary donation to the National COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund set up by the government of Sri Lanka last year.
A committed supporter of the healthcare sector of the country even before the pandemic, the Bank has played a key role in providing infrastructure and critical care equipment to over 50 state-owned children’s and maternity hospitals to date.