Donation of Oxygen Cylinders

As a Nation striving to overcome the dreaded presence of the COVID 19 virus that threatens all our citizens, the yeomen services provided by the Hospitals and the Medical Staff which goes well beyond their call of duty is clearly etched in our minds.

To support the magnanimous action of all the hospital staff striving to save the lives of infected people, who are battling to breathe, we at Continental Insurance Lanka Limited,(CILL) have recognized the critical need for oxygen in hospitals. Therefore, CILL which is a fully owned subsidiary of Melstacorp PLC and a member of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka, together with the Group Chairman Mr. D.H.S. Jayawardena and the Board of Directors have joined hands with Melsta Hospitals and stepped forward to donate a consignment of 47 litre capacity oxygen cylinders.

Accordingly, this consignment was handed over to Dr. W Kumara Wickramasinghe, Director National Hospital Colombo, Dr. Sampath Ranaweera, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama and Dr. K T Iraivan, Director Melsta Hospital, Ragama.

It is our sincere hope that this initiative will assist the Hospitals and their Covid affected patients to fight the virus more effectively, safely and above all give new hope to those who are battling to breathe.