Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC recently donated essential training medical equipment to the Karapitiya Teaching hospital which is the second largest teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. This hospital treats more than 12,000 child patients a year, of which approximately 300-500 patients (per annum) are admitted to the pediatric Intensive care unit for treatments.
The handing over ceremony of the training medical equipment was held on the 17th of March 2014 at the Karapitiya Faculty of Medicine auditorium, in the presence of the Dean of Faculty of Medicine – (University of Ruhuna) – Prof. Sarath Lekamwasam, the Deputy Director of the Karapitiya Teaching hospital – Dr. Chandima Sirithunga, Head of the pediatric ICU- Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena, Dr. Manjula Hewageegana – Pediatric Intensive care specialist, distinguished stakeholders of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC from the area, the staff of the Karapitiya Teaching hospital, and the staff and students of the Ruhuna faculty of medicine as well as the staff of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC.
The donated training equipment consist predominantly of Child mannequins that are able to demonstrate the pulse rate, blood pressure, heart rates similar to a human child. Which makes the teaching experiences and practices more realistic. These training equipment will be utilized to train medical students, trainee Doctors, Doctors, paramedics, welfare workers and nurses on mock scenarios. Prior to the donation of the mannequins, the medical staff and students practiced the required medical procedures on the critically ill child patients, causing the patients discomfort and pain.
“Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC is an organization which firmly focuses on triumphing triple bottom line –Profit, People and planet. “People” is the core strategic asset of a country and Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC continuously strives to improve and enhance this asset to build a prosperous Sri Lanka” commented Mr. Kishu Gomes Managing Director/CEO of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC at the handing over ceremony. Mr. Kishu Gomes further stated “The Company’s CSR focus has been, is and will be to protect nature and the people. Through CSR initiatives such as this donation, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC intends to make the future generation an effective, healthy and productive workforce to create wealth through health”.
The company’s CSR commitment focusing on the betterment of “People” has been evident in the previous CSR initiatives engagements such as the renovation made to the OPD facility and the doctor’s meeting room of the Matara General hospital, at a cost of Rs. 7 million, the donation of a much needed External fixator machine to the Army hospital bearing a cost of Rs. 4 million during the war to treat the injured soldiers, HIV aids awareness campaign & The road safety campaign “Caltex drive wise, embrace life” to create better safety and prevention of fatality.
Chevron Lubricants Lanka’s donation of the essential training medical equipment to improve Sri Lanka’s medical service was another noble cause which the company is proud to have sponsored, to uplift the Sri Lankan economy through the development of its citizens, especially the future generation.