LIOC donates meds worth Rs 2M to Kalubowila Hospital

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Lanka IOC, a member of the Indian CEO Forum, has contributed medicines worth Rs 2 million to Colombo South Teaching Hospital, especially for the Kidney and Epileptic disease patients.

Managing Director, Platinum Reality Investments, Kishore Reddy, representing the Indian CEO Forum, was present at the occasion. Speaking at the occasion, Managing Director, Lanka IOC PLC, Manoj Gupta said “We express our sincere gratitude to the management of the Colombo South Teaching Hospital for giving us this noble opportunity and assure them of our best possible assistance in the future as well.”

He also emphasised the need for a healthy society, particularly at this juncture, when the country would need contribution and efforts from all its citizens to march towards a better tomorrow.

“The challenging economic situation has severely affected the medical supplies in the country. With the steep rise in inflation to nearly 45 per cent during May 2022, the cost of living has significantly increased, especially for the low-income groups of society. Lanka IOC has always been sensitive to social needs and always intends to contribute to uplifting society through all possible means,” the statement said.

Colombo South Teaching Hospital (CSTH) is the second largest Government hospital in Colombo District, located in Kalubowila. The hospital has a bed strength of 1,110, with 3,000 staff involved in patient care. It provides treatment to about 150,000 inpatients and 750,000 outpatients and 72,000 clinic & amp, OPD patients per year. The hospital is also equipped with Intensive Care Units for Medical, Surgical, and Neonatal patients.

There is also an acupuncture centre located within the hospital, training and serving local and foreign individuals, even though it has no affiliation to the hospital.

Lanka IOC operates with strong fundamentals and always endeavours to connect with society on a regular basis through various CSR activities by way of unique and effective projects that add value to society. LIOC has also started supplies of diesel to exporters in its endeavour to ensure regular fuel for the export sector, which is a most crucial source for earning foreign exchange for the country. LIOC has been a regular importer of gasoil and gasoline for the country with the assistance of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in managing the funding requirements.