DPMC donates oxygen therapy machine to Peradeniya Hospital


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 premises.

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 Kodituwakku.

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 Sri Lanka.

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.