Diamond Cutters donates PCR machine

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 12:10 AM Jun 11 2021

Diamond Cutters Limited, a BOI registered Company, operating in the country for over three decades, has donated a PCR machine to the Government/ People of Sri Lanka at the Prime Minister’s office on 7 June.

Diamond Cutters Ltd, which is a fully owned subsidiary of the NIRU GROUP, handed over this machine as part of the ‘NIRU CARE’ programme, which is proactively administered by Ranjeet Barmecha (Chairman) from India and is rolled out on an annual basis across the globe. 

This programme is themed on the fundamentals of giving back to society and has been providing educational support services, for the past few years, to underprivileged children in Sri Lanka. This year an additional budget has been allocated to assist in the space of medical support services in Sri Lanka. 

The handing over event was attended by Sanjay Baid (Managing Director), Sambhav Baid (Director) and Rajendra Samaranayaka (Finance Director) from Diamond Cutters,in the presence of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Yoshitha Rajapaksa (Chief of Staff of the PMO) and Senthil Thondaman (Vice President of CWC and coordinating secretary to the Prime Minister) at the Temple Trees. 

The machines would be installed at the Diyathalawa Hospital on the recommendations of the Health Ministry and instructions of the Prime Minister. As Sri Lanka has been severely hit by the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for testing, contact tracing and treatment plays an important role in the fight against this calamity. Thus the need for greater testing capacities of suspect cases was identified as the primary requirement which needed to be addressed. 

Sanjay Baid stressed on the need to ensure we builda healthy society, and a stronger work force for the future, so that the country bounces back to normalcy and pave way to greater prosperity at the earliest. He informed the Prime Minister of the health precautions taken and the welfare activities afforded to the company’s work force during these days. 

He also extended his gratitude to the valuable service extended by all the professionals in the health sector in Sri Lanka, who have been serving this nation tirelessly, while the Prime Minister along with Thondaman extended their appreciation to the Baid and also invited him to make more investments in Sri Lanka to ensure greater exports and job opportunities to the eligible work force in Sri Lanka.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 12:10 AM Jun 11 2021

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