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Vivo donates Rs. 1 mn worth surgical masks to Ministry of Health

In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, vivo, the global smartphone brand donated LKR 1 million worth surgical masks to the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

The donation which is a part of the vivo’s CSR initiative vivocares, included 15,000 surgical masks that would be utilized by front line medical workers of the Sri Lankan healthcare industry, who continue to work under difficult circumstances and rigorously fight against the spread of the virus. vivo Mobile Lanka understands the importance of protecting the healthcare workers and hence is taking special initiatives to ensure safety of these caregivers.

The surgical masks consignment was handed over to the Minister of Health and Indigenous Medical Services, Pavitra Wanniarachchi at the Ministry premises today (April 09th) by vivo Mobile Lanka’s Director, Alison Jin.


A Health Do –over

COVID-19, has bought the world to stand-still. It has also highlighted certain elements that the humans have lapsed with the technological advancement in the recent past. The communities have been advised by the WHO to remain indoors and practice self-quarantine methods to minimize the out-break of the virus.

At this time of self-quarantine there are many things an individual could set the mind on. It is also a chance to reverse years of unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits to boost up the immunity system of the human body.

Yes, if you are in the contact with the virus, no single food can help protect you, but it will provide a better chance for you to fight against it and be cured. On another note, if you do continue to practice an unhealthy diet it will not gain you any benefits either. So, a healthy, balanced diet is always a win-win.

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IIHS salutes Health Care Professionals

Whilst observing the negative impact of Corona Virus, the International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) salutes the health care professionals of the world for battling through the pandemic.

Despite the virus having a high infectious rate, health care teams representing a wide range of services do not have the luxury of working from home. Nurses, doctors, medical laboratory technicians, physiotherapists and all allied health servicemen are currently the front-line heroes of the disaster.

“There has never been a more appropriate time to openly thank our all health care professionals for the selfless and compassionate acts.”

The International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) in its 18 years of existence has contributed to the national and international workforce by providing educated nurses, physiotherapists and bio-medical scientists armed with the latest up to date knowledge and skills by incorporating research and evidence-based practice.

In the present day it is vital for professionals in the health system to integrate such vital dimensions of education in to their practice. Furthermore, with exposure to the international standards in education the health care professionals produced remain up-to date with recommended practice.

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