HNB Grameen, a dynamic and fast growing finance company who pioneered microfinance in Sri Lanka, recently made a significant donation of medical equipment worth Rs.3.5 million to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital Colombo.
The initiative was in line with their annual CSR projects driven towards uplifting the most deserving individuals in the society. This was made possible through the generous contribution made by the staff and customers of HNB Grameen.
The donation took place at the hospital’s auditorium in the presence of the Chief Guest, Dr. W.K. Wickramasinghe- Director of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Mr. Chaminda Prabhath- Managing Director/ CEO of HNB Grameen Finance, Mr. Priyalal Arangala- Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Bimal Seneviratne- Deputy General Manager along with other officials and medical staff of the hospital.
The donation included a special five-headed Olympus Teaching Microscope (Model – BX53) which was much needed to the Haematological Laboratory of the Hospital. The special microscope allows up to five Doctors and Medical students to simultaneously observe haematological specimens for diagnosis and teaching purposes. The microscope offers higher clarity of detail and better illumination, eliminating the need for additional lighting
equipment. In addition to this, two Capnography extensions were also donated to the Preliminary Care Unit of the Paediatric section which is responsible for conducting initial examinations and diagnosis for all children, prior to their admission to the hospital. The Capnography extensions enables easy detection of carbon dioxide levels of children suffering from asthma while it facilitates early detection of lung diseases.
The Managing Director of HNB Grameen - Mr. Chaminda Prabhath, at the conclusion of the program, thanked his staff and customers of HNB Grameen for their generous contribution made towards this worthy cause. He further added, “HNB Grameen, as a responsible financial company in the country, conduct a number of CSR Projects on an annual basis, focusing on the children of our country. Our company strongly believes in supporting the country’s future generation, by strengthening child healthcare services as it is believed that ‘Health is Wealth’ which assures financial stability. The ‘Yalu’ children’s savings account was introduced by HNB Grameen in order to support this cause and empower the children of the nation to overcome economic challenges.”