In commemoration of their 60th anniversary and as part of the vast social outreach, the staff of People’s Bank donated a Portable Ultrasound scanner to the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital in Colombo 07 for COVID-19 patients. Chairman, People’s Bank Sujeewa Rajapakse, said “As the bank of the people, People’s Bank not only provides their customers with financial support, but also contributes greatly to the relief efforts to victims of natural disasters. People’s Bank and their affiliated groups have donated a multitude of medical equipment including PCR machines. With the Government successfully controlling the pandemic, we hope the country will head in the right direction. People’s Bank is delighted to be able to contribute to the relief of COVID-19 patients”.
Dr. Kumara Wickremasinghe, Director of the National Hospital said “Our COVID ICU needed a machine like this as it is useful in the treatment of ICU patients. The Head of ICU and other Doctors and Nurses are fully committed to treating their patients. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to People’s Bank and its staff for their generosity for providing us with this machine in our hour of need. We look forward to using the machine to help other patients after the pandemic is over”.
People’s Bank staff and Retired Staff Society members from across the island donated Rs.15 million to the COVID-19 Health & Social Security Fund last year.