Home / Healthcare/ HNB contributes towards a new Accident & Trauma Unit for Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

HNB contributes towards a new Accident & Trauma Unit for Batticaloa Teaching Hospital


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Facebook

Batticaloa Teaching Hospital Emergency and Accident Project (BEAP), the exemplary humanitarian project by the Government of Sri Lanka, together with The Foundation Supporting a National Trauma Center in Sri Lanka, handed over a brand new, fully-equipped accident and trauma unit to the people of Batticaloa District. 

Chief Guest Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne along with several dignitaries declared open the unit at the premises of the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

Recognising the fact that emergency health-care facilities were grossly inadequate for the needs of approximately two million people in the region, BEAP, which is registered as an approved charity with the Government of Australia, helped build the facility at a total cost of Rs. 780 million. The trauma centre comes equipped with a modern emergency reception area, accident evaluation facility, four well-equipped operating theatres, and recovery rooms, two wards comprising 86 beds (male/female) and staff and storage facilities.

HNB’s Chief Human Resource Officer/Trustee HNB Sustainability foundation said the contribution was a small token of the bank’s commitment to improving and creating accessibility to proper healthcare in the country. “We are privileged to have played a role in such a visionary and noble project, one that will leave a lasting legacy not only to the citizens of Batticaloa but to the healthcare and medical development of our country,” said HNB’s Chief Human Resource Officer/Trustee HNB Sustainability Foundation Chiranthi Cooray.

“We congratulate Dr. David Young and the Board of Trustees of the fund for their untiring efforts to ensuring the completion of this project,” she added.

“There is a great need for such a facility in the Eastern province which will provide a service that can help save lives and decrease the time taken for recovery,” explained Cooray, who went on to note that the Unit will also provide a wonderful training facility for future generations of doctors.

“HNB is pleased to be associated with positive initiatives which serve to enhance a legacy for future generations,” summed up Cooray.

 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Tea with NM

Saturday, 20 July 2019

One of my most treasured memories is that of NM, better known as Dr. N.M. Perera. It was when I was a student in the UK that I first met him. NM was already a formidable left leader in Sri Lanka, an accomplished parliamentarian, a larger-than-life fi


Biosphere will one day be replaced by technosphere

Saturday, 20 July 2019

I am now nearly 90 and in my lifetime I have seen and heard the world changing so fast that homo sapiens (Latin: “wise man”), the species to which all modern human beings belong, are changing into a technology-dependent sub species, . Homo sapien


Expand employer-backed childcare to close the gender gap in Sri Lanka

Friday, 19 July 2019

In Sri Lanka, women’s formal workforce participation is at only 36%, compared with 75% for men. Sri Lanka could raise its gross domestic product by as much as 20% in the long-run by closing the gender gap in the workforce, according to one estimate


Who should be our next president?

Friday, 19 July 2019

After the recent terrorist attacks and the subsequent violence unleashed against innocent Muslims by racists, Sri Lankans are searching for a leader who can save the country. Many have lost faith in the leaders, due to the breakdown in the security a


Columnists More