The decision to build an Intensive Care Unit with a special infection control technology system at the Colombo East Base Hospital was taken very early at the onset of this pandemic, Kapila Ariyaratne, Director/Chief Executive Officer of Seylan Bank said at the event.
Seylan Bank gifted a fully equipped Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to the Colombo East Base Hospital in Mulleriyawa, on the 21st of May to support the national effort against COVID -19. The new ICU equipped with a special infection control technology system will be utilized for the treatment of patients detected with Covid-19.
The official handover event at the hospital was participated by Minister of Health, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID – 19; Army Commander, General Shavendra Silva; Ramesh Jayasekara, Chief Operating Officer, Seylan Bank; officials from the Colombo East Base Hospital and representatives of Seylan Bank.
When Sri Lanka was hit by the first wave of Covid-19 in March 2020, the Colombo East Base hospital was transformed to act as a dedicated facility for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, as per the Government’s direction.
Having identified the hospital’s requirement for a fully equipped, functional intensive care unit for treating patients in serious condition, Seylan Bank stepped forward to build a state-of-the-art ICU ward for the Hospital.
The foundation stone for the facility was laid last year, and the bank was able to gift a well-equipped ICU to the hospital, further strengthening the national efforts in combating COVID-19 at a crucial time.
“Our decision to build an Intensive Care Unit with a special infection control technology system at the Colombo East Base Hospital was taken very early at the onset of this pandemic to support the National Health Services as the fulfilment of social responsibility by Seylan Bank and its staff,” said Kapila Ariyaratne, Director/Chief Executive Officer of Seylan Bank.