Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s leading telecommunications provider, has set up a fully operational Intensive Care Unit at the Homagama Base Hospital, providing all the necessary equipment and expediting the necessary expansion. For the development of Intensive Care Units Rs. This is being done with the full financial support of Dialog under the second phase of the agreement to provide Rs. 2000 lakhs.
The establishment of the Intensive Care Unit, which is currently under construction, will provide the Homagama Base Hospital with a fully functional intensive care complex with 10 beds and modern equipment, bringing the hospital’s capability to treat critically ill patients to a higher level. Homagama Base Hospital, one of the 18 leading hospitals treating Kovid-19 patients, currently has 400 beds and treats 400,000 patients annually. Dialog Axiata supports the restoration of hospital intensive care facilities to enhance the survival of critically ill patients in the hospital in the long run, reduce the stress on the medical staff members treating such patients, and enhance the district system by improving the training of physicians in intensive care units. Is. Earlier, Dialog Axiata donated a fully functional Intensive Care Ward Complex to the Negombo District General Hospital with full financial assistance.
Commenting on this, the Medical Superintendent of the Homagama Base Hospital, Dr. Janitha Hettiarachchi said, “The main problem faced by the Homagama Base Hospital when it was transformed into a medical center for treating Kovid-19 patients in the face of a two-bed intensive care unit and overcrowding was a full-blown unit. Absence. We respectfully recall the support received from Dialog in this regard. By establishing a fully functional intensive care unit, we will be able to focus on intensive care, not just treating Kovid-19 patients, but also facilitating more patients and a greater number of surgeries. ”
Supun Weerasinghe, Group CEO, Dialog Axiata PLC said, “After awarding the Negombo District General Hospital a fully functional intensive care unit, we commenced the establishment of a fully functional intensive care unit at the Homagama Base Hospital. We have already taken steps to provide all the necessary equipment and expedite the expansion. We consider it a privilege to take the initiative with the Ministry of Health to provide such care on behalf of the Homagama Base Hospital. We look forward to completing the work of this Intensive Care Complex as soon as possible and we are extremely pleased with the great opportunity we have had to contribute to the betterment of the health sector in this country. ”