Staff of Maliban group companies step forward in their continuous efforts to donate essential ICU equipment to treat COVID affected patients

With a strong presence of over 6 decades, Maliban Biscuits continues to prove its mark as Sri Lanka’s most trusted confectionary brand with their unremitting efforts in helping the Nation combat the fast-spreading coronavirus. Following the donation of biomedical equipment to the Gampaha District General Hospital, Maliban subsequently donated essential equipment to the Kalutara Nagoda General hospital and the Ragama Teaching Hospital. 

Maliban’s valiant contributions in coming to the aid of the country during these trying times also include their investment of LKR 3.314 million which include donations made to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in Kalubowila.

Maliban noted that this significant donation was made possible due to noble contributions made by fellow staff members of the Maliban Group of Companies including Maliban Biscuits, Maliban Milk, Maliban Dairy & Agri, Little Lion, Golden Bake and Wonder Pak. It is the collective efforts of the Company’s loyal and honourable employees that this donation was made possible, taking their exertions to help battle the virus, forward. 

Recognizing the dire need for support and following their commitment towards protecting the local community, especially in times of crisis, Maliban has taken yet another proactive measure to help stand by the Nation in the face of a deadly global pandemic. 

With a total investment of LKR 2.5 million, the Company intrepidly undertook the role of providing non-invasive ventilation machines each to the two hospitals, which are crucial to treat patients affected by the virus. 

The Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) machines which provide ventilatory support through the patient’s upper airway using a mask or similar device, is distinguished from those which bypass the upper airway with a tracheal tube, laryngeal mask, or tracheostomy and are therefore considered invasive. These machines are much needed to treat COVID infected patients, particularly those requiring advanced respiratory support.