Ceylinco Life’s project to support hospitals treating patients with respiratory failure continued with a donation of High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) equipment to the District General Hospital Matale. The apparatus is used in the treatment of patients with severe hypoxic respiratory failure who require oxygen via non-invasive ventilators. It is also used to bridge patients being weaned from invasive ventilation.
The life insurance leader has already donated similar equipment to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital Kalubowila, the Teaching Hospital Batticaloa, the Kantale Base Hospital, and the Teaching Hospital Kuliyapitiya.
A consistent benefactor of government hospitals, Ceylinco Life has also built, equipped, and donated High Dependency Units (HDUs) to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, the National Hospital, Colombo, the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, and the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. HDUs are needed to upgrade a patient from normal care or as a step down from intensive care, helping release beds in the intensive care units. These units are used for post-surgery care, before transferring patients to the wards, or to treat an intensive disease.
Pictured here are representatives of Ceylinco Life and the Matale District General Hospital at the presentation of the equipment. The hospital was represented by its Director Dr Asela K. Dissanayake, Deputy Director Dr S. J. Rathnayake, Medical Officer Planning Dr B. L. D. Wasula, Administrative Officer Ms W. H. M. A. Kumarihamy, Secretary of the Hospital Development Committee Mr Rohana Nawarathne, and Surgical Pharmacist Mr Aruna Samaranayake. Ceylinco Life was represented by the Company’s General Manager Business Development Mr Wasantha Wijesinghe, Assistant Regional Sales Manager Mr Senaka Bandara, Heads of Branches of the Matale Region Messrs Kosala Chathuranga, Sampath Gunathilaka and S. Wickramasinghe, along with Master Financial Advisor Mr Sumith Ekanayake.