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Ceylinco Life donates medical equipment to hospitals in Jaffna

Ceylinco Life Directors led by Chairman R. Renganathan and Managing Director Thushara Ranasinghe at the presentation of essential medical equipment to the Valvettithurai Divisional Hospital and the Base Hospital in Point Pedro

Life-saving medical equipment to the value of Rs. 2.5 million has been donated to two hospitals in Jaffna’s Vadamarachchi region by Ceylinco Life in tandem with the opening of the Company’s new branch building in Nelliady.

The Company donated two YP-920 infant incubators to the Base Hospital in Point Pedro where premature births average approximately 5 per cent of deliveries, and a Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeter with SpO2 sensor, pulse rate monitor, perfusion index, displays for continuous end-tidal carbon dioxide values, and an M20 patient cable --all essential for the treatment of dengue patients --to the Valvettithurai Divisional Hospital.

An indispensable medical facility in the Jaffna peninsula, the Point Pedro Base hospital provides health-related services to a population of 150,000 in the areas of Point Pedro, Karavedddy, and Marudankeni and has reported that it had an urgent need for incubators. With 292 beds, 40 doctors, 68 nurses and 112 health staff, the Point Pedro Hospital treats an average of 13,000 patients a month.

The Valvettithurai Divisional Hospital which hitherto had to transfer approximately 15 patients to other hospitals monthly due to the lack of equipment in its Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU), said the Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeter will help remedy this situation and offer more comprehensive treatment to its dengue and emergency cases.

The donation of the medical equipment to these hospitals was attended by Ceylinco Life Chairman R. Renganathan and senior management of the Company as well as staff in the Jaffna region.

Ceylinco Life is a consistent donor of essential equipment and infrastructure facilities to government medical institutions.

In April this year, life insurance donated two high-end non-invasive ventilators to the government to support efforts to treat people infected by COVID-19. The Company was ranked among the 10 ‘Most Admired Companies’ in the country by the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in 2019.