~ Donates Equipment to Strengthen Capacity of Hospital’s Blood Bank~
Colombo : Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited (Allianz Lanka), one of Sri Lanka’s leading insurance providers, extended its support to the District General Hospital –Negombo with a donation of air conditioning equipment to the hospital’s Blood Bank.
The District General Hospital – Negombo is one of the key health care facilities in the Negombo region, serving as the primary healthcare centre for patients in Negombo and the neighbouring suburbs. It also caters to the Bandaranayake International Airport and the Katunayake Free Trade Zone.
The air conditioning units have been installed in the hospital’s Blood Bank which serves over 200 patients and 150 blood donors every week. Air conditioning is essential to helping blood banks maintain the quality of their service. Strengthening the capacity of the Blood Bank, the equipment is set to help the facility deliver greater levels of care and support to its patients and donors.
Gany Subramaniam, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited, dedicated the machines to the hospital in the presence of Mangala Bandara, Chief Marketing Officer, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited; Samantha Gunawardena, Assistant General Manager – Market Management, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited; and several other representatives from Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited. Dr. Luxshman Edirisinghe, Director, National Blood Transfusion Service; Dr. Nirmala Loganathan, Director, District General Hospital – Negombo; Dr. Asha De Alwis, Consultant Transfusion Physician, District General Hospital – Negombo; and Dr. Nimesh Pathirane, former Medical Officer In-charge – Blood Bank, District General Hospital – Negombo were also present on this occasion.
“We would like to thank Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited fortheir donation of air conditioning equipment to the Blood Bank at the District General Hospital – Negombo. As one of the key government healthcare facilities in the region, the hospital receives a large number of patients on any given day. This donation will give a boost to the Blood Bank’s infrastructure and help us offer better care and support to patients and donors,” said Dr. Asha De Alwis, Consultant Transfusion Physician, District General Hospital – Negombo.
“At Allianz, we are committed to upholding our values of caring, integrity, excellence, and respect, and working closely with the communities that we operate in. It is our privilege to extend our support to the District General Hospital – Negombo, a key local healthcare facility that is also involved in treating COVID-19 patients. We look forward to seeing this equipment deliver greater care, support and comfort to the large number of patients and donors visiting the hospital’s blood bank,” said Gany Subramaniam, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited. “Staying true to our purpose, we will continue to work relentlessly to help secure people’s lives and give courage to our customers for what’s ahead.”