DPMC donates oxygen therapy machine to Peradeniya Hospital
Published on 2017-07-19
As part of its continued CSR focus towards the people, David
Pieris Motor Company Ltd has donated high flow nasal oxygen therapy machine to
the Incentive Care Unit (ICU) of the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital. The handing
over ceremony of the medical equipment was held recently at the hospital
The value of the equipment, which was donated by DPMC Kandy
Regional Office reaches the amount of one million rupees. The handing over
ceremony was graced by Prof. Vasanthi Pinto,
Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya, Dr. W. M. A. S.
D. Wasala, lecturer of anaesthesiology and critical care, head sister, nurses
of the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, DPMC General Manager Sisira Jayasinghe,
Divisional Manager Upali Silva, Sales Manager Chaminda Adikari, Assistant Field
Service Manager Sujith Mahendra, Assistant Manager Sisira Dharmarathna,
Executive Assistant Chinthaka Ekanayake and Executive Assistant Chameera
High flow oxygen therapy is a form of respiratory support
used in the hospital where oxygen, often in conjunction with compressed air and
humidification, is delivered to a patient at rates of flow higher than that
delivered traditionally in oxygen therapy.
The therapy is commonly used on patients with acute
respiratory failure (ex, hypoxemic respiratory failure) in the hospital system.
Patients are usually in ICU or high dependency wards and require assistance
with respiration to stabilise breathing and control blood gases.
The donation of these essential medical equipment will be
utilized for the betterment of the thousands of patients who depend on the
Peradeniya Teaching Hospital for treatments.
DPMC is an organization which firmly believed in giving back
to the community. People is the core strategic asset of a country and DPMC
continuously strives to improve and enhance these assets to build a prosperous
The company?s CSR commitment to focusing on the betterment
of people has been evident in the many previous CSR initiatives engagements.
This CSR initiative of donating a high flow nasal oxygen
therapy machine is to enhance the quality of life experienced by Sri Lankans
and is a noble cause which DPMC is prideful to have sponsored.
Once more, it should be emphasized that DPMC is committed to
contribute in the community where it operate and that it care for the
well-being of citizens in its community.