June 2021, Colombo:Inspiring goodness for over 6 decades, Maliban Biscuits recently made key strides by taking proactive measures to help aid the Gampaha District General Hospital, in combined efforts against the fast-spreading, deadly virus. The leading biscuit manufacturer donated multiple biomedical equipment to the hospital, which are crucial to treat critically ill patients.
Earlier last year, the organization was awarded the COVID-19 Safety Management System certification by Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI), being the first food manufacturing company to do so. The certification reflects a well-planned COVID-19 safety management system which is vital for the safety of the company, its employees, customers and other stakeholders.
This project stands as yet another effort in Maliban’s overall commitment towards a national cause to protect local communities. With a total investment of LKR 4 million, the company valiantly undertook the role of providing state-of-the-art ICU equipment to the Gampaha District General Hospital. The full functioning ICU bed and the ventilator consisting of the latest equipment will assist the hospital and staff to ensure the best treatment and recovery for critically ill COVID patients, as the hospital fights each day to save every life at risk. Maliban also donated other necessary ward equipment such as 250 oxygen masks and 60 non-rebreather masks.
Mrs. Kumudika Fernando, Group Managing Director of Maliban Biscuits stated, “As we face heightened cases of COVID-19 patients on a daily basis, we need to unite forces as a nation to mitigate the spread of the virus and its harsh consequences. It is with great pleasure that we extend our gratitude towards the noble efforts made by all frontline workers and staff members who attend to infected members of the community. On behalf of Maliban, I also humbly request all Sri Lankans to help them as much as possible during these times.”
Undergoing dire circumstances induced by the third wave, the hospital is currently in critical need of resources to keep its operations going. Thus by analytically evaluating and taking into consideration the current and desperate requirement of intensive care beds all over the country, Maliban is set to donate the necessary equipment for the hospice to begin operations as soon as possible.
Mr. Ravi Jayawardane, Group CEO of Maliban Biscuits stated, “Apart from external efforts, the company also invests towards implementing various COVID measures within its premises every month – thus ensuring maximum safety in all operations and products. These measures are carried out with the collaborative inspection by representatives of the Ministry of Health, allowing Maliban to continue serving quality products while prioritizing the health and safety of our local community. With a keen focus and commitment to well-planned safety measures to protect all consumers, employees and stakeholders, Maliban was recognized as the first food company in Sri Lanka to be awarded the COVID-19 Safety Management System by Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI). Thus, ensuring Maliban’s efforts of safety and quality go hand-in-hand.”
As a generationally trusted brand, Maliban continues to holistically support the local community and serve its consumers uninterruptedly amidst challenging times.