SDB bank supports Covid-19 relief efforts | Sunday Observer

SDB bank supports Covid-19 relief efforts

At the presentation of the electric buggy car to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital
At the presentation of the electric buggy car to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital

SDB bank and its employees contributed half-a-day’s salary to a dedicated Covid-19 fund initiated by the bank. 

Their efforts and contributions helped in the purchase of an electric buggy car, which was donated to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital. The Director of the hospital Dr. Priyantha Karunarathna said, “We are grateful to SDB bank for quickly fulfilling this urgent requirement of the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital, and this will no doubt assist greatly in our treatment of COVID-19 patients.” The hospital had communicated an urgent need for an electric buggy car, to efficiently transport patients from the admission point to the wards. Hospital staff had previously faced numerous difficulties in conveying the Covid-19 patients using wheelchairs and stretchers, due to the significant distance separating the admission point and the wards. 

The Director of Mulleriyawa Base Hospital said that the electric buggy car would help save time and effort in affording treatment to Covid-19 patients, and the comfort of the electric buggy would also ease the patients’ passage to the wards. 

SDB bank CEO Thilak Piyadigama said, “It is extremely heartening to see how our employees have come forward to make generous contributions in aid of the Covid-19 relief effort, and we are pleased to be able to help the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital as they tirelessly work to treat patients.”  

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