Comments /527 Views / Friday, 23 December 2016 00:00
P.H.D. Waidyatilaka, Chartered Civil Engineer (MICE – London and M.Sc in Materials and Construction Management from the University of Birmingham) donated a latest ICU ventilator ‘Newport Brand’ e360T to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the premier women’s hospital in Sri Lanka, Castle Street Hospital for Women – Colombo 08 by his personal contribution on 6 December. Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and Ministry of Health Secretary Anura Jayawickrama graced the ceremonial handing-over.
The Castle Street Hospital for Women is the premier women’s hospital in Sri Lanka and currently has strength of around 450 beds and provides services to expecting mothers, gynaecological patients, sub fertile patients and neonates. The hospital performs more than 16,000 deliveries per year. It also has one of the largest neonatal units in Sri Lanka. The Newport e360 ventilator helps to improve quality of treatment and efficiency with the Auto Sync package of automated features that can enhance patient/ventilator synchrony.
During the ceremony, the Minister appreciated Waidyathilaka’s generosity and the passion that he has as an individual. Further, the in-charge of the Neonatal Incentive-care Unit, Consultant Neonatologist Dr. L.P.C. Saman Kumara spoke about the importance of this donation and said, “It’s not just a machine that Waidyatilaka donated to the NICU but a valuable opportunity to save many neonates to the future.” Finally Waidyatikala addressed the gathering and explained his philosophy of sharing and meditation.
Castle Street Hospital Director Dr. Gamini Senevirathne, senior consultants and many hospital authorities and staff of Premium International participated at this function.
27 February 2017
President Maithripala Sirisena Promised delivery of economic democracy to people One of the pledges made by the present Government in its election manifesto titled ‘The Five Point Plan for creating a new country in 60 mont...
27 February 2017
Being proactive is becoming a rarity. Protests for rights have become a regular occurrence. Conducting post-mortems after a tragedy is not something uncommon to us. All of the above point to the need for a fresh approach towards survival and succe...
27 February 2017
Shipping industry fails to reduce carbon emissions If the container shipping industry fails to proactively act on reducing carbon emissions, national and regional regulation will likely impose a heavy burden on shipping companies, an internation...
24 February 2017
Even after discounting for political rhetoric (on all sides), economists are convinced that our economy is in a critical stage. This course is the culmination effect of how the economy has been managed over the last few decades. At the same time, ...
Visa joins IBM in unique initiative to turn connected devices into potential point of sale with Watson Internet of Things
Banking in the age of fintech: BankTech Asia in Colombo to discuss fintech transformation in Sri Lanka
TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook
Leading FinTech solutions architect EPIC exhibits at ‘Mobile Money & Agent Banking Summit’ in Myanmar