Directors and medical crew at the Colombo East Base Hospital, Mulleriyawa and team DirectFN at the closing of the ceremony
DirectFN Director/Chief Technical Officer Ruwan Aluthgedara, Colombo East Base Hospital, Mulleriyawa Director Dr. Priyanth Karunarathne, Colombo East Base Hospital, Mulleriyawa Deputy Director Dr. Muditha Perera, and Dr. Kasun Withana at the opening ceremony
The waiting area of the Colombo East Base Hospital, Mulleriyawa was renovated and expanded recently. It was declared open by Hospital Directors, DirectFN team and Army officers.
The project was initiated by DirectFN, a leading ICT company in the country, to coincide with its 20th anniversary celebrations. DirectFN contributed to this timely project through the donation of materials to carry out the renovations which was much need with the emergence of COVID-19.
“The hospital had to carry out its operations, even with the present situation of COVID-19, adhering to the health guide lines issued by the Health Ministry. As almost all the clinics are carried out in this area, it was pressurising to treat the patients with the congestion,” Colombo East Base Hospital Director Dr. Priyanth Karunarathne said.
“At this time of need, DirectFN and THE Army stepped up to our assistance and completed this project in a short span of time. The hospital’s Deputy Director Dr. Muditha Perera and Dr. Kasun Withana coordinated this project, and I am thankful to them for their unwavering support,” he added.
Dr. Kasun Withana pointed out that the renovated area will be used not only as a waiting area but also to carry out promotional health education. “Responsiveness in healthcare is a very important task, where little things make a big difference. How a person preserves and appreciates the treatment that is provided is vital. With DirectFN’s sincere assistance and unprecedented support of the Army by providing the necessary labour and human resources made this project successful. All the hospital staff was also involved in this project, and in no time, 600 sq. ft. of area was transform into a spacious place,” Dr. Withana explained. Speaking at the opening, DirectFN Director/Chief Technical Officer Ruwan Aluthgedera said that this project is a small stepping stone and many more projects will be carried out in the future. “We have done so many CSR projects in Panadura, Kalubowila and Colombo Hospitals. This is a congested environment, so it was needed to facilitate the waiting time of the patients and to keep them comfortable during their clinic times. DirectFN has many plans for the hospital in the future, such as making this place a zero-carbon hospital that generates its own electricity. We will execute these projects in the future,” Aluthgedera said. As a civic duty, DirectFN will continue to support the efforts of the Government and the health sector to protect the country in these challenging times, which will help lighten the burden on State coffers and shield caregivers.
DirectFN is an ICT company with a track record of 20 years that caters to the financial service industry, specialising in brokerage solutions and housing over 200 developers with operation in 38 markets since 2000, dispersing from Europe, North Africa, Middle East, and South Asia, expanding to the Far East.