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ComBank supports healthcare sector with medical equipment

Some of the donations made by Commercial Bank to medical institutions
Some of the donations made by Commercial Bank to medical institutions

More than sixteen Government Hospitals and Medical Officers of Health (MOH) offices island-wide have received medical equipment and personal protective gear under an initiative implemented by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donations made by the Bank’s CSR Trust to ensure the safety of caregivers, enhance the quality of healthcare experienced by patients, and help curb the spread of the virus include Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits, KN95 face masks, surgical masks, hand sanitizers, Slit lamps, pulse oximeters, multipara monitors and oxygen concentrators.

The beneficiary hospitals include the District Base Hospitals in Tissamaharama, Homagama, and Teldeniya, General Hospitals in Kandy and Kegalle, the Teaching Hospital in Peradeniya, National Hospital of Sri Lanka in Colombo, the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital in Colombo, the MOH offices in Matale and Puttalam, and the Sri Lanka College of Internal Medicine.

The Bank’s ongoing healthcare projects under this programme include the donation of office equipment to the MOH office in Karachchi, Kilinochchi; aHaemodialysis Machine to the Nephrology Unit of the District General Hospital in Moneragala an electrocardiography (ECG) machine to the Divisional Hospital in Palaly and medical equipment to the Base Hospital in Kayts.

Commercial Bank Managing Director S. Renganathan said, “We remain steadfast in our commitment to support the country and especially the healthcare sector in these unprecedented times. We consider it a duty to play an active role in helping the people and institutions at the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19.”

Besides these donations to enhance medical services offered in the country during the pandemic, Commercial Bank donated Rs 10 million to the National COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund set up by the government of Sri Lanka last year.

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