Life insurance leader Ceylinco Life has extended its community initiatives to the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, addressing several needs of this premier medical facility in Colombo.
The company recently donated 25 foldable beds, renovated the lighting and electrical system, installed fans and repaired defective sections of the concrete soffit of Ward 1 of the hospital.
The foldable beds are for use of parents of warded children, who stay over at the hospital.
Thanking Ceylinco Life for its contributions to Ward 1 of the hospital, Professor Manouri P. Senanayake, Head of the Department of Paediatrics of the University of Colombo said: ‘The mothers of long-stay and very sick children are now able to get some rest at night due to the generosity of your organisation.’
‘The efforts made by Ceylinco Life towards improving the physical environment of this children’s ward is very much appreciated by the staff of the Professorial Paediatric Unit.’
Ceylinco Life is responsible for a series of multi-faceted community programmes conducted annually in many parts of Sri Lanka. The company’s flagship project ‘Waidya Hamuwa’ a series of free medical camps conducted by teams of travelling doctors has directly interacted with, and touched the lives of more than 100,000 people over the past eight years. The company also conducts a series of educational seminars for pregnant mothers annually, and organises country-wide blood donation camps in association with the National Blood Transfusion Service.
In the area of education, Ceylinco Life is committed to supporting the development of educational infrastructure for underprivileged schools in rural areas. This consists principally of building classroom blocks for schools and providing water supply facilities to those in need.