Sri Lanka Army gifts a large stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 25 island-wide hospitals through the coordination of the Health Ministry and the Army Medical Corps.
These PPEs were donated by US-based expatriates and organizations to the Chief of Defence Staff and Army Chief Gen. Shavendra Silva, the Army said.
The Sri Lanka Association of the US, Midwest and MedSurplus United with the Johns Hopkins Healthcare Systems in the US in appreciation of the efforts for control of COVID 19 epidemic, donated the stock worth about US $ 200,000, the Army also said.
Meanwhile, a US-based member of the Old Boys’ Association of the Colombo Ananda College Mr Kheminda Jayawardhana donated four ICU beds to the Army Commander at Army Headquarters yesterday (Jan 12).
Mr Jayawardhana made the donation worth about US$ 2000 for the use at the Colombo Army Hospital, in memory of his late old Anandian, Brig. Sudath Udayasena who passed away a few months ago, the Army sources said.