Supporting the Lady Ridgeway and Colombo South Teaching Hospitals during this time of need, HNB donated medication necessary for newborn babies and pregnant mothers through its ‘HNB Oba Venuwen Api’ initiative. Given the shortage of medication experienced across the island, HNB continued its CSR initiative established after the pandemic to assist the health sector with supplies and machinery when possible. Priyanka Wijeratne, AGM Strategy, HNB, handed over the medications to Dr. Santhusitha Senapathi, Deputy Director, Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Shiromi Halloluwa, Head of Legal, HNB, handed medicines to Dr. Sagari Kiriwandeniya, Director, Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
“Our health sector has been most severely affected by the ongoing economic crisis. Given that hospitals have not fully recovered from the hardships brought on by the pandemic, we believe it is time to step up and ensure that essential healthcare facilities and medication are available to treat patients. The first round of our funds have been allocated to provide our future generations with medication and will soon be followed with support to other areas in the health sector,” L. Chiranthi Cooray, DGM, CHRO/Chief Transformation Officer, HNB said.
Priyanka Wijeratne, AGM Strategy, HNB handing over the medication to Dr. Santhusitha Senapathi, Deputy Director, in the presence of (from left) Shanel Perera, Executive – Sustainable Business, HNB, and Upul Adikari, Head of Marketing, HNB.
Shiromi Halloluwa, Head of Legal, HNB handing over the medication to Chief Pharmacist – Shirani D. Amarasinghe, Dr. Sagari Kiriwandeniya, Director, in the presence of (from left) Shanel Perera, Executive – Sustainable Business, HNB and Roshan Fernando, Head of Services, HNB.