Harpic celebrates World Toilet Day, upgrades Meerigama Base Hospital | Daily News

Harpic celebrates World Toilet Day, upgrades Meerigama Base Hospital

Chanuka Perera Brand Manager Harpic, Reckitt Sri Lanka hands a consignment of Harpic to the Regional Director Health Services  Gampaha.
Chanuka Perera Brand Manager Harpic, Reckitt Sri Lanka hands a consignment of Harpic to the Regional Director Health Services Gampaha.

Harpic a brand of globally renowned consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt, recently marked the world toilet day by renovating and upgrading the sanitation infrastructure of Meerigama Base Hospital.

As a Base Hospital this serves a large catchment area of the public that sees 750 to 1000 people a day. The official handing over of the renovated facilities coincided with the world toilet day 2021 which fell on November 19 under the theme of “Harpic: Mission Wellbeing”.

Reckitt Sri Lanka, the distributor for Harpic locally, has partnered with local health authorities throughout the years to deliver similar support to empower the local healthcare sector. Since 2017 they have worked to refurbish toilets in peoples’ homes, helping about 150 families per annum and a total of 600+ families over the last 4 years. They also started a mobile bathroom initiative in 2015, which affects approximately 800,000 people a year.

Commenting on this initiative, Head of Marketing at Reckitt Sri Lanka Shaminda Perera stated; “As a brand in the hygiene space, we are committed to ensuring health and wellbeing of all citizens; as such, aligning with this year’s theme and our organizational ethos, we are glad to have been part of this renovation project. We look forward to partaking in similar initiatives in the future collaborating with the Ministry of Healthcare and Indigenous Medical Services.” Last year, Harpic renovated toilets at the Minuwangoda Base Hospital. They also donated mobile sanitation units to the Anuradhapura Base Hospital which was a Covid-19 testing centre; another benefit for the public.

Reckitt, the parent company produces a popular range of health and hygiene products including Dettol, Lysol apart from Harpic. Harpic’s CSR efforts reiterate Reckitt’s commitment to cement its position as a socially, environmentally and financially responsible business enterprise.

 


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