Marking yet another important milestone in Pan Asia Bank’s island wide CSR initiative to improve facilities at identified hospitals, the bank recently conducted a series of activities to upgrade the facilities at Sirimavo Bandaranayake Hospital, Peradeniya.
Under this initiative, Pan Asia Bank Central Region staff donated 32 beds to the Infant cardiology Unit at the hospital, which was facing challenges due to resource limitations. This was a long-felt need given the large number of patients coming from far away and faces many hardships during their stay in hospital.
In addition, Pan Asia Bank staff also donated camp bed attachments, which addressed a severely felt need since the mothers were used to sleep on the floor on a mat or standing with their newborn child due limited resources at the hospital. These camp beds would allow the young mothers to keep the baby next to their bed while they sleep, and would also lessen the strain of having to stand with the child for long hours. Additionally, these beds can be folded and kept aside when not in use thus not taking additional space when not in use.
Further, the staff members spent the day with the patients, providing them with emotional and moral support uplifting the spirit of the patients and the staff members alike.