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Sunshine Healthcare donates PCR test kits to combat COVID-19

Niranjan Selvadurai, General Manager and S. Balamurugan Deputy Marketing Manager Diagnostics of Sunshine Healthcare’s Medical Devices team handing over the PCR test kits to Kanchana Jayarathna, Private Secretary to the Minister of Health and Dr. Sunil De Alwis, Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Health.

Niranjan Selvadurai, General Manager and S. Balamurugan Deputy Marketing Manager Diagnostics of Sunshine Healthcare’s Medical Devices team handing over the PCR test kits to Kanchana Jayarathna, Private Secretary to the Minister of Health and Dr. Sunil De Alwis, Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Health.

Committing towards the ongoing national efforts to combat COVID-19, Sunshine Healthcare Lanka Ltd—a fully-owned subsidiary of the diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC—donated LabGun Covid-19 PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) test kits to the Ministry of Health by the staff of Sunshine Healthcare. The LabGun COVID-19 new PCR test kits, which are worth Rs. 4.8 million, will further strengthen Sri Lanka’s testing capacity and will be immensely useful in the country’s efforts in dealing with the prevailing situation.

The LabGun COVID-19 PCR kit is manufactured by LabGenomics, a South Korean molecular diagnostics company partnered with Siemens Healthineers, which is represented by Sunshine Healthcare Lanka in Sri Lanka for the distribution of these kits. These PCR kits were used in South Korea largely and helped them to flatten the curve, during their peak period of the COVID-19 pandemic. The key advantage of these PCR kits can be used as a screening and confirmatory assay as separate and can be used independently.

Commenting on this timely donation, Sunshine Healthcare’s Medical Devices Chief Executive Officer T. Sayandhan said, “As the nation’s healthcare front liners work tirelessly to protect every citizen against the COVID-19 outbreak, we understood that the need to strengthen the capacity to test Sri Lankans consistently is significant too. It is in this light that we pledged to provide these LabGun COVID-19 PCR test kits to support the government’s commitment to mitigate this global pandemic through continuous testing. The entire Sunshine Healthcare team is fully committed to supporting this national cause at this time of need.” Siemens Healthineers AG is a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, enables healthcare providers worldwide through its regional companies to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving the patient experience, and digitalizing healthcare.

Sunshine Healthcare Lanka (SHL), established in 1967, is the partner of choice for international healthcare companies seeking to grow their business in Sri Lanka, in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer health products.

 


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