Amana Bank has donated a non-invasive ventilator to the Base Hospital in Puttalam in supporting the efforts to fight the worst Covid-19 pandemic wave in the country by far. This donation comes at a time when many hospitals face a shortage of medical equipment to tackle the ongoing crisis of overwhelming numbers of Covid-19 infected patients across the country.
The life-saving ventilator was handed over by the Bank’s Puttalam Branch Manager Anver Sadath to the Medical Superintendent of the Puttalam Base Hospital Dr H J M A Dushyantha.
Sharing their appreciation Medical Superintendent of the Base Hospital Puttalam Dr H J M A Dushyantha said “We would like to express our extreme gratitude for the Bank’s contribution of lifesaving medical equipment to our hospital during this Covid-19 pandemic. This donation of a non-invasive ventilator has ensured that our patients will continue to receive exceptional care from our hospital.”
Also commenting on this donation, the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer “At a time when the healthcare system is overwhelmed with increasing number of patients who are in need of critical care, Amãna Bank wanted to do its part in helping the medical fraternity in treating Covid-19 patients, so that they can go back to their loved ones in the best of health. We are truly grateful to all those in the frontline, for their relentless caring of the public’s health, which is a testament that all of Sri Lanka is together in fighting this battle against Covid-19.”
As part of its efforts of giving back to society, Amãna Bank continues to support many health care projects, including maintaining the Children’s Ward at Colombo South (Kalubowila) Teaching Hospital since 2006 as well as making a sizeable contribution to the Government’s Covid-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund. The Bank also continues to drive its flagship CSR initiative ‘OrphanCare’ which addresses a very important yet mostly unattended need of orphan children; which is securing the fate of orphans once they reach the age of 18 and are compelled to leave institutional care by making periodic deposit to orphan accounts. To date OrphanCare has enrolled over 3,000 orphans from 80+ orphanages across the country and has made 8 rounds of fund disbursements to Orphan accounts.
Amana Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah based IsDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% shareholding of the Bank. The IsDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with a membership of 57 countries. In October 2020 Fitch Ratings Sri Lanka affirmed the National Long Term Rating of Amãna Bank to BB+(lka) with a Stable Outlook. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions, other than the ‘OrphanCare’ Trust.