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.
Official handing over of the medical equipment to Mr. S A J Karunathilake, Acting Deputy Director General – Bio Medical Engineering Unit at the Ministry of Health by Mr. Priyantha Talwatte, Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nations Trust Bank in the presence of senior officials representing the Bank and the Ministry.