Deutsche Sri Lanka’s water supply and storage project provides water supply to Dickoya Base Hospital
July 2013 │ Sri Lanka
Deutsche Sri Lanka has donated funds to provide water supply and storage facilities to Dickoya Base Hospital, situated about 120 kilometres from Colombo. The hospital caters to a population of more than 300,000 from towns in the surrounding area but is only able to accommodate 100 in-house patients each day, resulting in constant overcrowding. The conditions in the hospital are especially bad in the drought season, where water is required to be pumped from water bowsers on a daily basis.
With funds from Deutsche, the hospital now has the capacity to pump water from a natural resource easily and store up to 16,000 litres, sufficient for four days’ use. According to the hospital, they are now able to provide better surgical, pre and post natal care for patients.
Deutsche Bank also donated 100 mosquito nets to the hospital during a simple handover ceremony on July 8 at the hospital. Hospital staff and the general public who attended the ceremony were very appreciative of this Corporate Responsibility project initiated by Deutsche Bank Sri Lanka.