People’s Leasing donates Rs. 25mn of essential medical equipment – Other
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa symbolically hands over medical supplies to Dr GWP Shiroman of Gampaha District General Hospital, flanked by former Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, President of the People’s Bank and People’s Leasing, Sujeewa Rajapaksa and from the Managing Director / Managing Director of People’s Leasing Shamindra Marcelline
People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (People’s Leasing) recently donated essential medical equipment to strengthen the national response against
The medical supplies were presented to selected public hospitals to support testing and treatment.
The recent handover ceremony held at Temple Trees was honored by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Chairman of People’s Bank & People’s Leasing Sujeewa Rajapaksa and Managing Director / Director General of People’s Leasing, Shamindra Marcelline. This donation was a corporate social responsibility initiative coinciding with the 25th anniversary of People’s Leasing.
PLC’s medical support to effectively monitor the COVID-19 response included two portable PCR machines for COVID testing and other essential medical equipment to improve the efficiency of intensive and internal care units.
The equipment shipment also included a portable ventilator, high-flow oxygen therapy unit, multi-patient monitors for room and intensive care use, CPAP / BiPAP machines, pulse oximeters, blood pressure pumps. infusion and syringe.
“The donation of medical items today is further proof of PLC’s commitment to empowering frontline healthcare workers to work more efficiently and conveniently with the necessary resources at their disposal. The donation that coincided with our anniversary was in response to a request made to us by public hospitals which operate with limited resources, ”said People’s Bank & People’s Leasing President Sujeewa Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile, Executive Director / CEO Shamindra Marcelline said the focus of this particular program was also to include vulnerable communities outside.
He expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Health for its continued support throughout the project, from needs assessment to rapid procurement from quality suppliers.