Dialog Axiata in Partnership with Doc990 Donate Critical Medical Consumables to Lady Ridgeway Hospital
An Initiative That Will Help Continue Heart Surgeries Without Interruption
July 21st, 2022 Colombo
Photographed left to right: Asheera Samsudeen, Product & Brand Manager, Digital Health (Pvt) Ltd, Somashree Subramaniam, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Health (Pvt) Ltd, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata PLC, Dr. G. Wijesuriya - Deputy Director General Medical Services, Director- Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Dr Savithri Dharmaratne – Medical Officer Planning - Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Navoda Rathnayake- Head of Growth- Digital Health (Pvt) Ltd
In its continued efforts to support the country’s health care sector facing shortages of medicine and medical equipment due to the prevailing economic crisis, Dialog Axiata PLC, in partnership with Doc990, donated urgently required consumables for blood gas analyzers to the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH), the country’s largest children’s hospital.
This donation of medical consumables for blood gas analyzers, which is one of the essential medical equipment in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), will enable the hospital to provide essential and life-saving medical care to children and help ensure Cardiothoracic surgeries to continue without interruption. The announcement also reiterates Dialog’s continued commitment to both vulnerable communities and Sri Lanka's service sectors against the backdrop of the country’s ongoing economic crisis as highlighted in their latest relief initiative, Manudam Mehewara, launched in partnership with like-minded corporates.
Commenting, Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC said, “We are grateful for the service provided by the dedicated medical teams at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital who are working tirelessly around the clock to care for their young patients, even amidst the challenges posed by the economic crisis. We are pleased that this donation will ease the burden on the hospital’s patients and the medical professionals while supporting all those in need of critical care. This initiative is a step forward in our communal duty of further enabling and supporting the Sri Lankan healthcare sector during these challenging times.”
Speaking on the donation, Dr. Wijesuriya, Director of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital stated “We greatly appreciate Dialog Axiata PLC for stepping forward to donate consumables for blood gas analyzers to the Cardiothoracic ICU at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children. This donation is an act of goodwill by the Company as we are currently facing a severe shortage of medical equipment. The donation of these lifesaving medical equipment will enable critically ill paediatric patients to get required and appropriate care in a timely manner. We are grateful for the longstanding relationship Lady Ridgeway has with Dialog and Doc990, as they have always risen to our hour of need. Our doctors, medical staff, and young patients have always benefited from their generous and vital support.”
Doc990, operated by Digital Health Private Limited, is Sri Lanka’s pioneering digital health solutions service provider, offering medical services to subscribers from the convenience of their mobile phone. Launched in 2016, Doc990, a subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, connects users with more than 5000 doctors in over 140 hospitals through its digital health platform which is accessible to users via www.doc.lk, by dialling 990 or via the Doc990 app, available on Android and iOS. Doc990 offers a range of medical services including doctor channelling sessions at hospitals island-wide for physical consultations while connecting users virtually with qualified Doctors, quality pharmacies and laboratories through digital health tech, with the aim of transforming the delivery of integrated healthcare through home-based solutions.