In its ongoing commitment to play an active role in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, Hayleys Fentons the Group’s leading integrated engineering solutions specialist, rolled out their state-of-the-art communication system to the state hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.
With over 43 years with one of the world’s leading information technology and electronic companies – NEC in Sri Lanka, this initiative was developed with the aim of enabling doctors and front liners battling the virus to communicate via a PA system, and visually monitor their patients through CCTV without any physical presence or contact.
Concurrently, patients may also call on their medical officers to receive attention to their medical needs and requests. Hereby, not only enabling better patient supervision, but enhancing the safety of all medical staff having higher exposure risks.
“In this time of need, we believe that it is our solemn duty to support the authorities, and this is why we fully appreciate the tireless efforts of the Health Sector in arresting the spread of the pandemic. We have always placed a heavy emphasis on the value of engineering and innovation across many diverse sectors including healthcare. Hence, as our nation braces itself against the latest wave of COVID-19, we are implementing this communication system with the hopes of strengthening the safety of the front-liners by minimising their exposure to the virus.” Hayleys Fentons Managing Director, Hasith Prematillake said.
To date, the new monitoring system has already been implemented at the state hospitals in Iranavila, Balapitiya, Palamunai, Dankotuwa, and the District Hospital of Mullaitivu with tremendous success.
Since 1921, Hayleys Fentons has been a leading engineering company with a diverse portfolio in banking, finance and insurance, hospitality, high-rise developments, stadiums, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and telecom, etc. The Company offers specialised expertise in mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), ICT and electronic safety, together with security solutions, and is partnered with many reputed global brands.
Established in 1878 by Chas. P. Hayley as a trading house in Galle specialising in import and export, the Hayleys Group has since grown to serve as a centrepiece of the Sri Lankan economy while maintaining a global presence of manufacturing and marketing offices across five regions with business interests spanning a total of 16 sectors. Today it stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent success stories, having been the first listed Sri Lankan corporate to surpass US$ 1billion in revenue and accounting for 3.3% of the nation’s total export earnings.