Lanka IOC donates essential meds to Castle Street Women’s Hospital


Lanka IOC has always come forward in efforts to support the country’s endeavour to mitigate the unprecedented challenges from the scarcity of essentials and economic meltdown. The raging pandemic and scarcity of medical items in the country is posing unforeseen challenges especially to health institutions. LIOC has stepped up its civic commitments through CSR activities by distributing essential medicines and medical items to the Castle Street Hospital for Women. MD, LIOC Manoj Gupta along with Umesh Gautam from Indian CEO Forum donated essential medicines and medical items worth Rs 2 Million on this occasion to the Director Dr. K.D.P. Wijesinghe who was highly appreciative of LIOC’s gesture 

The Castle Street Hospital for Women is the premier women’s hospital in Sri Lanka. Able to serve a wide array of services to women, it currently has a bed capacity of 442. Hospital started serving maternity patients 59 years ago. It provides services to expectant women, gynaecological patients, sub fertile patients and neonates. The hospital performs more than 16,000 deliveries per year. It also has one of the largest neonatal units in Sri Lanka. The hospital is a tertiary care teaching hospital and is a forerunner in training health staff. The Castle Street Hospital has a 24h OPD with number of clinics for follow-up visits for patients. More than 100,000 patients visit the hospital clinics every year. In addition, it is composed of Ante-natal, sub-fertility, medical, neonatal, well-women and diabetic clinics.

LIOC is operating with strong fundamentals and always endeavour to connect with society in the various CSR activities by way of unique and effective projects that add value to the society. MD, Lanka IOC extended heartfelt thanks to the hospital management for giving this noble opportunity and assured them for continued regular empathy and assistance to the best possible extent for such help.

In chief attendance at the donation ceremony were  Dr. Pradeep Wijesinghe Director of Castle Street Hospital, Manoj Gupta, Managing Director LIOC and Umesh Gautham, CEO- Lanka Ashok Leyland representing the Indian CEO Forum along with the Staff of both the Castle Street Hospital and Lanka IOC.