Sysco LABS continues support to Health Sector with vital donations to combat COVID-19 pandemic

by Sysco LABS Articles 12 January 2022

Sysco LABS Sri Lanka, the innovation arm of Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), a Fortune 500 company and the global leader in foodservice, has regularly donated vital medical equipment and supplies during the past 18 months to strengthen and support the health sector in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspired by the spirit, bravery, and sacrifice of local frontline staff and their untiring resilience to ensure citizens are safe and healthy, Sysco LABS has donated much-needed personal protective equipment, medical supplies, and hospital equipment.

Eranda De Silva, Director, Talent Acquisition, and custodian of Healthcare CSR initiatives at Sysco LABS said, “The doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals on the frontline, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic deserve our assistance and the highest level of gratitude. ”

Sysco LABS donated medical equipment to improve ICU facilities at the Base Hospital Homagama. Additionally, the company also donated a vital Infant incubator, multipara and neonatal multipara monitors with probes and other essential medical supplies.

The Teaching Hospital Kegalle received donations comprising three-way functional ICU beds, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) ventilators, multipara monitors and other important medical equipment for enhanced patient care.

Sysco LABS contributed towards easing the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila’s daily sanitization efforts by gifting several washing machines and vital medical necessities. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits were also donated to the National Hospital Colombo, to help minimize exposure of health workers and keep them safe.

Kushani Kalpage – Director, Marketing, Sysco LABS noted, “Actively contributing to the social good and wellbeing of the communities we serve  is a key pillar in our efforts to give back. Our continued support towards aiding our health heroes in their fight against Covid-19 is a testament to this.”