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Through Dialog Axiata’s ‘Critical Care Infrastructure Enhancement Initiative’

During these unprecedented times, Sri Lankans and people worldwide have been affected by much uncertainty and unease, resulting in the Government, communities and corporates rallying together to overcome the disastrous effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, undertook the task of supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) to enhance the nation’s critical health infrastructure through its latest project, the Critical Care Infrastructure Enhancement Initiative.

Dialog continues to assist a range of medical institutions through this initiative. The Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital would be equipped with equipment of seven High Dependency Unit (HDU) beds.

The Eheliyagoda Base Hospital, which currently does not have HDU facilities and treats over 150,000 patients in the OPD and 20,000 indoor patients a year, would also be equipped with an HDU facility. The Puttalam Base Hospital, serving a population of over 400,000 with only one Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine required for treating various diseases and conditions affecting the respiratory system, will receive another life-saving CPAP machine under this commitment.

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the national endeavours to mitigate the pandemic, Dialog donated 50 urgently required medical-grade Oxygen cylinders with a capacity of 47L to hospitals in the Kalutara district selected by the Office of the Regional Director of Health Services Kalutara.

In addition, the Rajagiriya Treatment Centre, Ragama Teaching Hospital, Puttalam Base Hospital and Kalubowila Teaching Hospital would be facilitated with equipment. Furthermore, 12 more hospitals and Covid-19 treatment centres selected by the MOH covering all provinces will be facilitated with fully automatic 10L Oxygen Concentrators.

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