A Video Laryngoscope to the value of Rs. 590,000/- was donated to the newly established COVID ICU of the Teaching Hospital in Peradeniya by the two schools of the Gateway Group in Kandy. The donation was made on the request of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care.
Explaining the need, Professor Vasanthi Pinto, Professor of Anaesthesiology & Critical care said the Video Laryngoscope is an essential need for the intubation of severely affected COVID patients. Considering the urgent need, the schools’ management, teachers and parents moved fast to make the necessary equipment available to the ICU within 48 hours.
The donation was made to Dr. Kumudu Bandara, the Deputy Director, with the concurrence of Mr. Asoka Herath, Director Gateway Group, Mr. Gladwin Canagasabey, Principal Gateway College and Mr. Nissanka Marapana, Principal, Springfield College, Kandy.
Last year, the Gateway Group donated a state-of-the-art PCR machine to the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and a Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor (HPV) Fogger to the Colombo South (Kalubowila) Hospital. Gateway also recognised the services rendered by the PHIs by making a contribution towards their welfare.