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LB Finance presents ventilators to combat Covid-19

15 November, 2020

LB Finance has stepped up to support the nation in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. LB finance pledged profoundly with the community for nearly five decades of service while persistently growing as a socially responsible corporate citizen in Sri Lanka.

The company donated quality US Brand Hamilton C3 model mechanical ventilators and ICU beds manufactured in Switzerland which costs over Rs.25 Million, to the Cardio Therapeutic ICU of the National Hospital of Kandy on the 12th of November 2020. The official handing over of this donation was graced by AGM – Human Resources Prasanna Kalinga, Chief Manager – Central Region Gayan Ayuwadana, other senior staff members and staff of LB Finance in the Central region with presence of the Acting Director - National Hospital of Kandy Erasha Fernando and staff of the hospital.

Through several other initiatives, LB Finance pledged their support to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The main prominence of the initiative was to support the health authorities tackle the COVID-19 context with ease. This will also enable the expansion of operations conducted by the health authorities to aid the patients of various other ailments and ensure the community is served.

“With this initiative we at LB Finance are honored to offer support to the health sector in order to combat the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic by strengthening the availability of medical facilities that are scarce. We also thank the efforts made by the health sector, tri-forces, police and other front-line activist for their contribution provided to control the spread of the virus”, said Sumith Adhihetty Managing Director of LB Finance PLC. Adhihetty further expressed that LB Finance intends to donate more of these ventilators in the near future in order to facilitate the battle against the current pandemic.

Dr. Erasha Fernando, Acting Director, National Hospital of Kandy, said that Hamilton C3 model mechanical ventilators are of very high standards which is the most preferred ventilator brand by the health sector and this is the first instance that the National Hospital of Kandy has received Hamilton Brand ventilators.