Lifesaving medical equipment to the value of Rs. 2.5 million has been donated to two hospitals in Jaffna’s Vadamarachchi region by Ceylinco Life in tandem with the opening of the Company’s new branch building in Nelliady.
The Company donated two YP-920 infant incubators to the Base Hospital in Point Pedro where premature births average approximately 5 per cent of deliveries, and a Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeter® with SpO2 sensor, pulse rate monitor, perfusion index, displays for continuous end-tidal carbon dioxide values, and an M20 patient cable — all essential for the treatment of dengue patients — to the Valvettithurai Divisional Hospital.
An indispensable medical facility in the Jaffna peninsula, the Point Pedro Base hospital provides health related services to a population of 150,000 in the areas of Point Pedro, Karavedddy, and Marudankeni and has reported that it had an urgent need for incubators. With 292 beds, 40 doctors, 68 nurses, and 112 health staff, the Point Pedro Hospital treats an average of 13,000 patients a month.
The Valvettithurai Divisional Hospital which hitherto had to transfer approximately 15 patients to other hospitals on a monthly basis due the lack of equipment in its Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU), said the Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeter® will help remedy this situation and offer more comprehensive treatment to its dengue and emergency cases. On average, 25 patients are admitted to its ETU every month. Established in 1947, the Valvettithurai Hospital is ranked fifth among all hospitals in the peninsula and treats approximately 6,750 patients a month.
The donation of the medical equipment to these hospitals was attended by Ceylinco Life Chairman Mr R. Renganathan and senior management of the Company as well as staff in the Jaffna region.
Ceylinco Life is a consistent donor of essential equipment and infrastructure facilities to government medical institutions. In April this year, the life insurance leader donated two high-end non-invasive ventilators to the government to support efforts to treat people infected by COVID-19. Earlier this year it also donated a fully-renovated and re-equipped Day Chemotherapy Unit for the treatment of cancer patients to the Trincomalee General Hospital and had previously donated fully-equipped and furnished High Dependency Units (HDUs) to five government hospitals – the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH), the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila and the Kandy Teaching Hospital.
Ceylinco Life operates the largest network of 250 plus branches in Sri Lanka’s life insurance industry, giving it a physical presence in 142 cities, towns, and villages in every one of the island’s 25 districts.
Sri Lanka’s leading life insurer for more than half of the 32 years it has been in existence, and certified as a ‘Great Workplace’ in Sri Lanka by Great Place to Work®, Ceylinco Life was ranked the Most Valuable Life Insurance Brand in Sri Lanka by Brand Finance this year and declared the ‘Peoples Life Insurance Service Provider of the Year’ for the 14th consecutive year at the 2020 SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Awards. The Company was ranked among the 10 ‘Most Admired Companies’ in the country by the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in 2019 and in the same year was named the ‘Best Life Insurer in Sri Lanka’ for the sixth consecutive year by World Finance, and ranked sixth overall in the Business Today ranking of the country’s top 30 companies.
Ceylinco Life has close to a million lives covered by active policies and is acknowledged as a benchmark in the local insurance sector for innovation, product research and development, customer service, professional development and corporate social responsibility.