C.W. Mackie PLC Executive Director Mangala Perera and National Hospital of Sri Lanka Deputy Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe unveiling the new plaque marking the official handing over of the newly renovated surgical ward No. 32 of the Colombo National Hospital
Underlining this reality of human life, which treats every human being equally, C.W. Mackie PLC recently completed another outstanding project with the health authorities of Sri Lanka, thereby marking yet another significant milestone in the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) history. It was the handing over of the renovated and completed surgical ward No. 32 of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka.
C.W. Mackie PLC, one of the diversified business conglomerates in Sri Lanka, undertook the renovation and maintenance of surgical ward No. 32 of the National Hospital and successfully completed the ward with modern amenities, which was officially handed over to the hospital authorities by C.W. Mackie management recently at a simple ceremony organised by Coordinating Secretary Dr. Ramya Premaratne and the staff of the Coordinating Secretariat of Facelift Project of the National Hospital.
The project was launched in January 2016 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions by C.W. Mackie PLC Executive Director Mangala Perera and National Hospital Colombo Deputy Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe, giving assurance of the successful completion of the CSR project. The company has agreed to continue this ward’s renovations for the next five years.
Commenting on the CSR initiative of C.W. Mackie PLC, Dr. Jasinghe said, “This is another remarkable and important day in our hospital’s history. We appreciate very much and take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude towards C.W. Mackie PLC’s management and staff for their genuine consideration towards our humble request to renovate this surgical ward and working towards it with their maximum support and finally handing over a completely renovated ward No. 32 to our hospital. This CSR project sets an example to other corporate sector companies as well and I request them to come forward to do this sort of sound activities for the nation.”
He further added, “Ward No. 32 is a surgical ward with 75 beds which is also used as a facilitated teaching ward for medical students and trainee nurses.”
Perera stated, “C.W. Mackie PLC is a leading company with 115 years of history. The management of the company is highly impressed about this CSR project, which we successfully completed today with the handing over ceremony. I am confident that our partnership with the National Hospital in Colombo will lead to more CSR projects in the future and support all in possible ways to uplift human health facilities in Sri Lanka. Through these kind of generous projects, we can contribute to the society as responsible citizens. We are a company that always respect the values, culture and ethics of our country when we do our business in Sri Lanka with consumer products. So we strongly believe it is our utmost responsibility to give something back to the Sri Lankan community.”