Chilaw Hospital donation
HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and HNB General Insurance Ltd. (HNBGI) recently made donations of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies to help in the fight against COVID-19. The staff of both companies too contributed a day’s salary towards this initiative.
As part of the first phase of this initiative a Non-Invasive Ventilator (BIPAP/CPAP) was donated to the Chilaw District General Hospital. Ventilators are vital pieces of equipment used in the treatment of COVID patients as it assists in breathing. Further, the Kethumathi Hospital in Panadura, which is the one of the hospitals that specialises in obstetrics and gynaecology received a video laryngoscope portable monitor and laryngoscope blade required for intubation for general anaesthesia.
HNB Assurance and HNBGI Chief Executive Officer Prasantha Fernando stated: “As a responsible corporate citizen we have come forward to do our part in helping the fight against COVID in this country. Apart from the funds allocated by the company, the staff of both companies came together to donate a day’s salary towards this cause. The suggestion to donate a day’s salary came to the Management from the staff and I am truly thanking all of them for this magnanimous gesture at a time of great national need. As part of this project other hospitals too will receive various equipment and medical supplies in due course.”