Frontline covid-19 emergency team honored with token of appreciation for their unprecedented service
Doctors, nurses and PHIs and other category of uniformed and civilian healthcare staff will receive memento in recognition of their on-going service in pandemic emergency relief engagement.
A symbolic presentation for the nurses was made to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa recently by Jumar Preena CEO CH17 REWARDS and Loyalty. Those present were Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero Chief Incumbent of Abayaramaya Temple who is also the President of Sri Lanka United Nurses Union and the Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
Ch17 Loyalty has pledged nearly 10,000 CARE PRIVILEGE cards for the care givers which entitles them for a host of benefits such as upfront cash discounts from partner merchants on a wide range of household essentials and personal goods for their families.
A similar presentation for the doctors and the professional medical staff was made to the Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena at an event organized by Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) last week. Also present were Dr. Hemantha Herath the Deputy Director General of Health and SLMA President Prof. Indika Karunathilake. President of Colombo Business Association Mr. Ariyaseela Wickramanayake and Board Members Mr. D Venkateshwaran, Mr. Suranjith Suwaris and Mr. Chaminda Vidanagamage were also present.
The Health Services DDG, thanked the SLMA for the initiative and said that this recognition would give those in the frontline a sense of pride and respect. “We all have to appreciate their tireless contribution. They are all high-risk category and there safety and wellbeing will have to be our priority, he said.
Prof Indika Karunathilake explaining the program thanked Ch17 Rewards and Loyalty for their magnanimous gesture and said that it was a thoughtful gesture. He also conveyed his thanks to all participating merchants for their generosity and great gesture.
Several retail ers have pledged discounts ranging from a minimum of 7% up to 15% on the purchase bill.
There are more than 30,000 personnel in the pandemic emergency services in various healthcare units throughout the country.
Participating merchants are: Laugfs Supermarket, Laugfs Care, Crimpson Bakery, Bata, Hameedia, NoLimit, CIB, SINGER, Dialog Enterprises, SLT, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Thalappakatti Restaurant, Fashion Bug, Saman Mal fashion, DSI and Subway. Bank of Ceylon is the official banking partner.
Jumar Preena CEO said that it was a great privilege and honor to lead such a program in collaboration with SLMA, the country’s premier professional body for medical fraternity. We plan to invite more merchants and well-wishers in the coming months so that more benefits can be given to the cardholders.