In a move that reinforces LOLC’s commitment to the welfare and development of the country’s most vital sectors, the premier conglomerate recently donated an electric convective warmer with 10 adult full body warming blankets to the Accident Service of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo.
The equipment were handed over by Kapila Jayawardena, Group Managing Director of LOLC to Dr. Hector Weerasinghe, the Director of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, at a handing over ceremony held on Monday, 29 November 2010, at the Accident Service auditorium.
Dr. Prasad Ariyawansa, Deputy Director of the Accident Services of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka and Tissa Jayaweera, representative of the ‘Friends of the Accident Services’ were also present at the ceremony.
The Accident Service in Colombo carries out around 60 operations a day, of which a majority of patients undergoing lengthy operations require the use of electric convective warmers to keep their body temperatures to the required level during the operative stage.
However, the non availability of the warmers at the Accident Service operating theatres has left many patients in grave situations resulting in patients going into hypothermia, which can result in even loss of life.
Taking into consideration the severity of the situation, LOLC came forward to assist the Accident Service at their hour of need. These blankets will be used for the requirements of the Orthopedic Theater as well as the Casualty Theatre of the Accident Service.
Commenting on this, Director of the National Hospital of Sri Lank, Dr. Hector Weerasinghe said: “We are extremely grateful of the corporation and generosity extended to us by LOLC. The equipment was donated at a time when we were experiencing an urgent need of it. LOLC voluntarily got involved in this worthy cause, without any hesitation, which is extremely praiseworthy. I would also like to thank Tissa Jayaweera for his involvement in making this happen.”