Rhino Group presents ICU ventilators to Health Ministry | Sunday Observer

Rhino Group presents ICU ventilators to Health Ministry

20 June, 2021
At the presentation (from left): General Manager, Supermet Building Solutions, Chamilka Jayasinghe, Head of Marketing, Jude Pullenayegam, Group Chief Financial Officer, Indrika Rajapaksha,  Director  Jude Fernando, Managing Director, Rhino Roofing Group, E. J. Gnanam, Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Private Secretary to the Minister of Health, Kanchana Jayaratne, Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena,  and Deputy Director General of the Biomedical Engineering Division, Janapriya Karunathilake.

Rhino Group donated eight ICU ventilators worth over Rs. 10 million to the Ministry of Health to support the nation in combatting the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rhino Group Managing Director, E. J. Gnanam said, “Rhino and its subsidiaries have always come forward to help the nation during difficult times, as a responsible corporate citizen for the past sixty years. Sri Lanka is facing its worst crisis ever caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many of our citizens hospitalised over it. At a time when oxygen ventilators are urgently needed to help in their recovery, Rhino is honoured to be able to donate eight ventilators for the national health system, so that our tireless frontline health workers can help these hospitalised patients.”

We call upon Sri Lankans to support their communities and the environment and to remain loyal to local brands who set an example as industry leaders and corporate citizens,” he said.