Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa symbolically handing over medical equipment to Dr. G.W.P. Shiroman of the District General Hospital Gampaha, flanked by former Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Chairman of People’s Bank and People’s Leasing, Sujeewa Rajapaksa and the Chief Executive/General Manager 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
The medical supplies were presented to selected government hospitals to support testing and treatment.
The handing over ceremony held at the Temple Trees recently was graced by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Chairman of People’s Bank & People’s Leasing Sujeewa Rajapaksa and Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, 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 control COVID-19 response included two portable PCR machines for COVID testing and other essential medical equipment to enhance efficiency of in-ward and intensive care units.
The consignment of equipment also included a portable ventilator, high flow oxygen therapy unit, multi para patient monitors for in-ward and intensive care use, CPAP/BiPAP machines, pulse oximeters, infusion and syringe pumps.
“The donation of medical items today is a further testament to PLC’s commitment to empower frontline healthcare workers to perform with greater efficiency and convenience with necessary resources at their disposal. The donation to coincide with our anniversary was a response to a request to us from the government hospitals which operates with limited resources” stated the Chairman of People’s Bank & People’s Leasing, Sujeewa Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile Chief Executive Officer/GM, Shamindra Marcelline said that the focus of this particular programme was also included vulnerable communities outside
He extended his gratitude to the Health Ministry for their continuous support throughout the project from the point of conducting need assessments to fast procurement from quality listed suppliers.