As the regional hospitals faced a dire need for sanitization in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Chandika Viranjith Thambugala, chairman of ‘Aura Lanka’ donated a disinfection booth to the Nochchiyagama hospital.
The donation, which was around Rs. 100,000, was just one of the corporate responsibility initiatives taken by the company chairman during the pandemic.
Although the hospital had continuously requested for a disinfection booth from health authorities, their request had not been granted.
Accepting the donation on April 28, 2020, the district medical officer of the hospital – Dr. Akalanka Herath said that as the authorities had not responded to their request, they had approached Dr. Thambugala, who was well known in the area for his philanthropy and extreme generosity.
Noting that Dr. Thambugala had immediately responded favourably, Dr. Herath extended his heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire hospital staff.