Nations Team donates medical equipment towards COVID response – The Island

2021-12-24 09:06:44 By : Mr. phil chen

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Nations Trust Bank’s employees have come together to donate essential medical equipment towards the national COVID response, by donating a half a day’s salary in August 2021. The voluntary donation from the Nations Team was handed over to the Bio Medical Engineering Unit at the Ministry of Health on the 29th of October 2021 with the participation of Priyantha Talwatte, Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nations Trust Bank and other bank officials.

In true spirit of supporting the national effort, Nations Trust Bank employees contributed their donations to purchase accessories for Multipara Monitors used to monitor critical patients in Intensive Care Units and Emergency Treatment Units. This donation will help to replace essential medical accessories that have been worn out due to extensive use during the peak of the pandemic.

Commenting on the employees’ donation was Ramanika Unamboowe, Executive Vice President – Human Resources at Nations Trust Bank, “As a responsible corporate citizen, Nations Trust Bank is extremely appreciative of the Nations Team for supporting the health sector through this virtuous cause. I would also like to thank the Human Resource and Corporate Social Responsibility teams for facilitating the necessary processes to make this donation a success. We hope that this donation will help revive and enhance the efficiency of medical equipment, enabling our medical heroes to carry out their work unhindered.”

Nations Trust Bank earlier donated a portable ventilator to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila and 4500 medical scrub suits to health staff around the island. The Bank also went beyond banking during the lockdowns of 2020, reaching out to its customers to deliver essential groceries, as well as supporting the community by distributing ration packs to low-income families and providing access to cash through Mobile ATMs during a critical time of need.

Nations Trust Bank PLC is among the top 15 business establishments in Sri Lanka as ranked by Business Today. Stemming from its vision of “helping people and businesses by providing financial services and information to achieve their goals and aspirations in a sustainable way”, the Bank serves a diverse range of customers across both individual and corporate, with an enviable portfolio of banking and financial products and services.

Strongly focused on digital empowerment through cutting-edge digital banking technologies, the Bank is a pioneer in many innovative customer centric banking solutions such as extended banking hours, and FriMi – Sri Lanka’s first digital banking experience. Delivering premium value, service and connecting its Card members to rewarding experiences and opportunities Nations Trust Bank PLC is an issuer and sole acquirer of American Express Cards in Sri Lanka. The Bank operates 96 branches across the country and has an ATM network covering 127 locations and 48 Cash Deposit & Withdrawal Machines, plus more than 3,700 ATMs on the Lanka Pay Network.

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– The Korea Herald A trial run of hydrogen-powered heavy duty trucks kicked off recently as part of South Korea’s broader efforts for a shift to eco-friendly vehicles in line with the carbon emission cut initiative.Five 11-ton fuel cell trucks, including Hyundai Motor Co’s Xcient, will run on roads in the Seoul metropolitan area and the southern region for the next 12 months, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a release.Two logistics companies — CJ Logistics Corp., Hyundai Glovis Co. — and e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. will also participate in the project to deliver international express cargo and steel plates. The government will provide them with subsidies and charging stations, among other support.The government will use the project to collect data needed to check and establish the overall hydrogen-based logistics system, the ministry said.South Korea is at a nascent stage with the adoption of fuel cell heavy-duty trucks for transportation. Electric vehicles only account for a portion of light trucks.The government is aiming to have 10,000 fuel cell trucks on the road by 2030 through various state support, such as building more charging stations and providing a subsidy for purchase.Replacing one 10-ton cargo truck with an eco-friendly vehicle is estimated to have a similar effect in reducing the greenhouse gas emission to replacing 13 one-ton cargo trucks, according to the ministry.The government’s latest data show that the greenhouse gas emission estimate from cargo transportation by vehicles in South Korea reached about 28 million tons, taking up around 30 percent of the total carbon emission from the entire transportation sector.

Due to its remarkable corporate performance as the largest IT based BPO fraternity in Sri Lanka, OREL IT had been recently honoured with the trophy for the Best BPO Related Solutions Provider of The Year (Medium & Large) under the Information Communication Technology Category at the South Asian Business Excellence Awards 2021.

The company had indeed been able to win this award by topping up a number of high-performing business entities in the South Asian region owing to its unparalleled quality of services. Dr. Upendra Pieris the CEO for OREL IT accepted this prestigious award on behalf of the company held at the event on the 10th of December, 2021 at the Monarch Imperial, Colombo.

Also, Mr. Vineeth Gurusinghe the company’s Chief Operations Officer, including some of the leading officials to OREL IT, attended the event to claim the company’s success. Withal, OREL IT is said to be chosen for conferring this award by a panel of esteemed judges after carefully evaluating multiple concerns pertinent to its exceptional corporate performance.

By being an assiduously operating business entity with over 4500 skilled professionals, OREL IT basically serves with a deep-rooted mission to empower humanity through industry 4.0. Especially, the company operates in four key business verticals which includes AI solutions, Data Services, Engineering Services and Managed Services at its four leagues.

This strong establishment of OREL IT have thus made the company to contribute towards bolstering the Sri Lanka’s GDP, by drawing down the much-needed foreign currency, especially during the ongoing global pandemic. In fact, as a fully owned Sri Lankan business, OREL IT expresses pride in its outstanding business portfolio oriented to strengthen the local economy on a far-reaching scale.

Royal Nursing Home (Pvt) Ltd which provides in-house nursing services and ambulance service, recently pledged to provide free nursing training and recruit 400 persons under the age of 45 by 2022 and to generate 1,000 jobs in 2022.

The decision was taken at a meeting at the head office of the company with the participation of Chairman of the Company, Manuja Hewawasam, the Executive Director, Mrs. Hemali Geekianage, the General Manager, Danushka Wijesinghe, alongside divisional managers and executive officers of the company. Royal Nursing Home (Pvt) Ltd was founded in 2007 and is an approved body of the Private Healthcare Regulatory Commission of the Ministry of Health.

The company currently comprises of 600 experienced staff members with professional training

Chairman Manuja Hewawasam said that the decision was taken in order to provide a more efficient and qualitative service to senior citizens. The General Manager of the company, Danushka Wijayasinghe, said that the institute had not laid off or reduced wages of a single employee throughout the Covid-19 pandemic over the last two years.

The new initiative will create job opportunities for those who have lost their jobs as well as for new job seekers.

In addition, the Institute also expects to extend its nursing services to Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore to help boost the country’s economic standing by earning foreign exchange.

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