eChannelling introduces ‘Home Care Service’ as safe and trusted solution for home quarantined COVID-19 patients
As part of its ongoing efforts to support the nation’s fight against COVID-19 and to support hospitals manage resources efficiently to overcome the situation, eChannelling, the largest channeling arm of SLT-MOBITEL has launched ‘Home Care service’ as a safe and trusted solution to help home quarantine management of COVID-19 patients.
With hospitals operating at optimum levels to diagnose, treat and manage patients navigating the various waves of the pandemic, eChannelling’s Home Care service offers patients expert care at home with the best possible ways to receive treatment, with continuous medical monitoring. The eChannelling solution is offered to both the corporate sector and the general public. Companies need to implement new procedures to ensure business continuity and safeguard their employees, who in turn seek a sense of security and comfort that their immediate family is also being looked after by a caring team outside a hospital setting.
eChannelling’s Home Care provides an extremely convenient service to assist and monitor COVID-positive patients with mild to moderate symptoms, deemed fit for home quarantine by government healthcare authorities, with support and resources at home to manage their care. Through this service eChannelling provides dedicated doctor consultation and remote monitoring of the patient’s health conditions via audio/video facilities. Based on the patient’s requirements and preference the necessary devices will also be delivered to their doorstep. eChannelling offers several 14-day home quarantine packages depending on the needs of the patients. In addition, wellness packages are also available to ensure those at home are able to safeguard their health.
Providing staff eChannelling Home Care service is simple and convenient. Once the staff member alerts the company’s HR department of the need to quarantine, the company can directly contact eChannelling to select the package and activate the service.
For the general public too, individual plans are available. Customer can with ease activate the package via the eChannelling Web – www.echannelling.com, the Mobile App or calling the hotline 0710 225225 which is available 24/7.
The basic 14-day home quarantine packages include thrice-daily dedicated Doctor consultations and monitoring via audio/video and access to a General Practitioner (GP) from 7am to 10pm daily. The patient also has unlimited access via messaging platforms to share monitoring stats with the GP reducing anxiety and improving quality of life. More comprehensive and customized packages are available including approved oximeters depending on the patient’s requirement and severity.
In addition, eChannelling’s support to the government’s vaccination drive and helping customers locate general practitioners with ease are among its continued support towards the healthcare needs of the country.
Oil prices rise as Saudi Arabia pledges output cuts – Opec+
Oil-producing countries have agreed to continued cuts in production in a bid to shore up flagging prices.
Saudi Arabia said it would make cuts of a million barrels per day (bpd) in July and Opec+ said targets would drop by a further 1.4 million bpd from 2024.
Opec+ accounts for around 40% of the world’s crude oil and its decisions can have a major impact on oil prices.
In Asia trade on Monday, Brent crude oil rose by as much as 2.4% before settling at around $77 a barrel.
The seven hour-long meeting on Sunday of the oil-rich nations, led by Russia, came against a backdrop of falling energy prices.
Total production cuts, which Opec+ has undertaken since October 2022, reached 3.66 million bpd, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak.
Opec+, a formulation which refers to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, had already agreed to cut production by two million bpd, about 2% of global demand.
Manpower services agency wins accolades for its contribution to foreign employment sector
Its MD says. ‘go abroad only if you can work hard’
Siraj Manpower Services, one of Sri Lanka’s leading foreign employment agencies, was honoured with the Three-Star Award at the ‘Golden Awards’ 2023, organised by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE). This award ceremony was organised to honour foreign employment agencies that have made a significant contribution to the development of the foreign employment sector, which is a major source of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka. Siraj Cafoor, Managing Director of Siraj Manpower Services, was presented with the award at the award ceremony which was held at the BMICH in Colombo under the patronage of Minister of Foreign Employment and Labour Manusha Nanayakkara.
Having been established in 2002, Siraj Manpower Services (www.sirajmanpower.lk) has earned a reputation in the field of foreign employment by winning the trust of customers for more than 20 years. It has been offering job opportunities in the Middle East countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia as housekeepers, drivers, sanitation workers, labourers and also jobs related to the apparel industry. All these workers are entitled to approved salary scales certified by the SLBFE.
“We always stand for the safety of workers who go abroad through our organisation. We work to solve the problems that arise in relation to the contracts that the workers have entered into. I must mention something special to those who go abroad for employment. That is, you should keep in mind that you go abroad only to work. Go abroad only if you can work hard. You have to remember that you are going abroad to earn some more money and achieve the advancement of your family.” said Siraj Cafoor.
Direct flights between Istanbul and Katunayake to commence from August
A special discussion between Turkish Ambassador – Demet Sekercioglu and Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation – Nimal Siripala de Silva took place last week at the ministry office. The aim of the discussion was to seek authorization to commence direct flights from the Turkish Capital Istanbul to Katunayake, Sri Lanka. The Chief of Turkish Airlines’ South Asia Office Fathi Bozkurt was also present during the discussion.
Currently, Turkish Airlines connects with Sri Lanka through a route that includes a stopover in the Maldives, resulting in an additional travel time of one and a half hours. The delay caused by this routing is not favored by travelers, as emphasized by the Ambassador.
The Chief of Turkish Airlines requested for time and space to be allocated in order to initiate direct flights between Istanbul and Katunaike, thus providing convenience for Turkish tourists and travelers who prefer visit Sri Lanka.
The Minister announced that the request would be forwarded to the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka and the Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited. The aim is to establish direct flights between Istanbul and Katunayake starting from August this year.
Turkish Airlines, a renowned airline with a fleet of over 100 aircraft, offers flights connecting Europe’s Vancouver and New York. The Chief of Turkish Airlines said that the new service would not only benefit European travelers but also encourage them to travel to Sri Lanka.
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