Ceylinco Life presents HFNC equipment to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital | Sunday Observer

Ceylinco Life presents HFNC equipment to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

5 June, 2021
From left: Ceylinco Life’s Manager Business Development, K. Sumanthiran, Assistant Regional Sales Manager  S. Venukaran and Senior Business Promotion Manager N. Pushpaharan present the equipment to the Director of the Hospital, Dr. K. Ganeshlingam and Deputy Director Dr. M. Barthelot. 
From left: Ceylinco Life’s Manager Business Development, K. Sumanthiran, Assistant Regional Sales Manager  S. Venukaran and Senior Business Promotion Manager N. Pushpaharan present the equipment to the Director of the Hospital, Dr. K. Ganeshlingam and Deputy Director Dr. M. Barthelot. 

The Teaching Hospital Batticaloa is the latest recipient of High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) equipment donated by Ceylinco Life under a programme to support institutions at the forefront of treating victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The donation comes weeks after the company presented similar equipment to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila.

The HFNC apparatus is used to treat patients with severe hypoxic respiratory failure. Valuable for those requiring oxygen via a non-invasive ventilator, the HFNCis also used to bridge patients being weaned from invasive ventilation.  A consistent benefactor of government hospitals, Ceylinco Life has built, equipped and donated High Dependency Units (HDUs) to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, the National Hospital, Colombo, the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital and the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

HDUs are needed to upgrade a patient from normal care or as a step down from intensive care, helping release beds in the intensive care units. These units are used for post-surgery care, before transferring patients to the wards, or to treat an intensive disease.

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