In an effort to play a significant part in safeguarding children and adults against the prevailing Dengue epidemic and as a value add initiative, Browns Hospital Ragama (BHR) signed a contract with Rainco (Pvt) Ltd, to gift a mosquito net to every new mother at the maternity ward. This goodwill gesture will be carried out for a year.
Rainco, offers integrated solutions for protection against the hazardous effects of the sun and rain. The company is a leading manufacturer of umbrellas, mosquito nets and raincoats in Sri Lanka and has a prominent presence in India and China as well.
Dengue, also known as breakbone fever, is a painful and at times a fatal viral disease, spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito. Symptoms vary with headache, skin rash and weakening muscle and joint pains. Chikingunya, yellow fever are among other diseases this deadly mosquito is capable of spreading.
The fatalities of the dengue epidemic in most cases are due to lack of protection and neglect. The victims are often children. Therefore this initiative was brought about to create awareness and encourage mothers to take precautions against disease causing insects.
Browns Hospital Ragama, a part of Brown & Company PLC, is a multi-speciality Hospital and is the first in a chain of secondary care general hospitals and diagnostic centres dedicated to providing high quality care through comprehensive, integrated clinical practice and personalised care, to every patient.
Located at a vantage point on the Ragama Road and very near the Ragama Teaching Hospital and the Ragama Railway Station, it caters to Sri Lankans of all economic and social backgrounds. Firmly grounded in the strong heritage of the Browns Group, it opens its doors to both rural and urban citizens in Sri Lanka with a range of innovative and patient-centric solutions.