Muslim Aid Sri Lanka has donated a consignment of medical equipment worth Rs. 30 million for the treatment of patients affected by the Covid epidemic.
The consignment was symbolically handed over to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on Friday (02). Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Minister of Justice Ali Sabry PC; State Minster of Prison Reforms Lohan Ratwatte and Country Director of Muslim Aid Sri Lanka, Faizer Khan; along with other officials of Muslim Aid Sri Lanka participated in the event.
The donation of essential medical equipment included three ICU ventilators (adult and pediatric), Non-Invasive Ventilators (CPAP/BPAP machines), High flow oxygen machines, Multipara Monitors, Pulse Oximeters, and Nebulizers to enhance efficiency of wards and intensive care units.
PPE kits were also donated to frontline healthcare workers and Covid-19 prevention team members who are involved directly in Covid-19 response operations. This project was supported by the AmeriCares – US and Muslim Aid’s Head Quarters -UK.
Muslim Aid’s Country Director briefed the Prime Minister on Muslim Aid’s programmes in Sri Lanka including the emergency response, economic empowerment programmes, education and WATSAN (Water and Sanitation) programmes.
The Prime Minister commended Muslim Aid’s activities in Sri Lanka and requested to continue its services for the betterment of the people.
During the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Muslim Aid supported thousands of vulnerable and daily wage-earning families through the provision of dry ration packs in a number of districts in the country. Muslim Aid also handed over hygiene packs to the Head of National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid -19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) and the Commander of Army General Shavendra Silva, to be distributed in selected quarantine centres in the country.
Muslim Aid Sri Lanka, in its efforts to overcome the pandemic situation, continues to engage in Covid-19 aid and relief work to reach the most vulnerable and daily wage-earning families struggling during the lockdown in various parts of the country.
This project was implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Health, National Operations Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) and the Secretariat for NGOs.
The Muslim Aid Sri Lanka programme began in Sri Lanka in 2005 following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.