British Sri Lankans donate medical items to Sri Lankan hospitals
Dr Dinuka de Silva handed over 500 Non-rebreather masks for the use of Intermediate Covid-19 Treatment Centre at the Divisional Hospital Ittapana to High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena recently.
Many Associations of Sri Lankans in the UK as well as individual donors and well-wishers have also contributed to the Sri Lankan hospitals by providing medical equipment urgently required by health authorities in Sri Lanka. The High Commission, with the generous assistance of the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, already dispatched a several consignments of such medical items. The details of the donations are given below:
1. Association of Sri Lanka Medical and Dental Association in the
UK in cooperation with Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK and Helasarana – 1000 pulse oxymeters and 5700 masks were donated to the Ceylon College of Physicians to be distributed to hospitals in Sri Lanka.
2. Dr Shirmila Withana – A consignment of BiPAP devices & filters, CPAP devices, PEFR meters, hand held Vitalographs, Covid SAMBA Test kits and 5ml syringes were donated to the Ceylon College of Physicians to be distributed to hospitals in Sri Lanka.
3. Mrs Chamali Karunathilaka on behalf of Friends of Hatfield – a consignment of 100 pulse oxymeters for the use of Gampaha, Anuradhapura, and Colombo South Teaching Hospitals.
4. Dr M B Ranatunga and several other British Sri Lankans – 105 pulse oxymeters for the use of hospitals in Sri Lanka.
5. Mr Lakshman Gallage – a consignment of double oxygen flow meters and oxygen masks for the use of hospitals in Sri Lanka.
The High Commission is in the process of receiving more such medical equipment from the Sri Lankan Associations and individual donors. The High Commission wishes to express sincere appreciation to all those who have contributed towards this endeavour and the national carrier SriLankan Airlines for facilitating transport of the medical equipment to Sri Lanka.
High Commission of Sri Lanka
09 June 2021