Sunshine Holdings, Fairfirst Insurance donate Mechanical Ventilation and Air Condition System to IDH

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 18 2021
FT Sunshine Holdings, Fairfirst Insurance donate Mechanical Ventilation and Air Condition System to IDH

A newly built Mechanical Ventilation and Air Condition System for the Covid-19 ICU II of the National Institute of Infectious Disease (NIID/IDH) donated by Sunshine Holdings PLC and Fairfirst Insurance Limited was officially launched on 12 January 2021 at the IDH premises. 

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, which works closely with the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID/IDH) providing urgent requirements to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, learnt that there was a long- felt need to set up a Mechanical Ventilation and Air Condition System (MVAC) to the new ICU at NIID.  Sunshine Holdings PLC and Fairfirst Insurance Limited, both members of CCC agreed to share the total project cost of Rs 9.5 million equally. 

The handing over was held in the presence of, Joint Managing Director, Sunshine Holdings PLC, Vish Govindasamy, Consultant, Sunshine Foundation, Malin Goonetileke, Managing Director and CEO Fairfirst Insurance, Dr. Sanjeev Jha, Chief Marketing Officer Fairfirst Insurance, Sasith Bambaradeniya, Director IDH, Dr. Hasitha Attanayake, Senior Consultant Physician at IDH, Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama Secretary General and CEO of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Manjula De Silva and Suran Fernando, representing IESL.

The NIID is the national focal point for clinical management of infectious diseases, in Sri Lanka. Hence, NIID is the national reference centre for COVID-19 patients.  To improve intensive care capacity, NIID has expanded its services with a new ICU and the Mechanical Ventilation and Abans Engineering (Pvt) Ltd under the sponsorship of Sunshine Holdings PLC and Fairfirst Insurance Limited installed the Air Condition System on time. The Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Building Services Engineering Sectional Committee of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka and the Engineering Division of Ministry of Health provided the Project Consultancy support. 

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 18 2021

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