Donation of 25 Oximeters to Trincomalee Hospital

Published on 2021-09-17 @ 07:32:00 PM

ECF recently donated 25 Oximeters to the Hospital at Trincomalee.The committee thanks Mr.Gunarachithan (Sydney) for his initiative & generous donation to ECF to get this project implemented.We also thank Mr. Nageswaran (E80) for coordinating the purchase & delivery of the Oximeters to the Trincomalee Hospital.Read more...

Donation of Medical Equipment for Mullaitivu and Tellippalai Hospitals

Published on 2021-08-27 @ 08:27:00 AM

ECF Qld Chapter initiated a fundraising effort among their friends & families and raised a significant amount of $10,150.00 (LKR 1.5 Million) recently towards the medical instruments to Mullaitivu & Tellippalai hospitals as detailed below:Mullaitivu Hospital – LKR 0.5Million ($3250.00)Tellippalai Hospital – LKR 1.0Million ($6550.00)Total – LKR 1.5MillionThe funds have been distributed to the Doctors at Tellippalai and Mullaitivu Hospitals to purchase Emergency Medical Instruments to help & support the COVID19 patients admitted at these hospitals.Following Medical Instruments were donated to Mullaitivu Hospital to help the patients admitted to hospital during the recent COVID19 pandemic situation.Multipara Monitor – 1 Unit – LKR 275000Medicine Trolley – 1 Unit – LKR 38000Saline Stands – 10 Units – LKR 85000Water Filters – 2 Units – LKR 99998Total = LKR 497998Photos and details of medical instruments purchased at Tellippalai Hospital will be published in due course.The committee thanks the young graduates of ECF Qld Chapter for their great initiative in raising a significant amount to help the COVID19 patients in our homeland. Their efforts are well appreciated.We are sure these donations will enhance the patient care and help the COVID19 patients at these Hospitals.ECF thanks all the donors who made this possibleRead more...

COVID19 Relief – Distribution of Dry Rations to Daily Wage Earners from various parts of Sri Lanka through Colombo Ramakrishna Mission

Published on 2021-07-10 @ 08:35:00 AM

Due to the rapid spread of Coronavirus in Sri Lanka during this third wave, many areas are under lockdown for more than two weeks and it is further extended in some areas. This created a great need to ensure the food security of families living on daily earnings. There are many families of low socio economic level which are severely impacted and are expecting dry ration assistance from government, NGOs, charities and individual well-wishers.Engineers Charity Fund recently funded a sum of $21000 (LKR 31.7 Million) to Ramakrishna Mission to deliver emergency relief measures (Dry Rations – Rs.2000 per pack) to the affected families of low socio economic level in the following areas through their Welfare Centres/ Well Wishers etc. Description Donation (AU$) Donation (LKR) Upcountry $3500 LKR 527,750 Vavuniya $3500 LKR 527,750 Kilinochchi $3500 LKR 527,750 Jaffna $3500 LKR 527,750 Mullaitivu $3500 LKR 527,750 Mannar $3500 LKR 527,750 Total $21000 LKR 31,665,000 Ramakrishna Mission is progressing well with the distribution of emergency relief measures at various locations. Some places are slow, depending on the availability of the volunteers and the current Covid situation, refer attached few photos of the initial distribution at Vavuniya.The committee thanks & passes on our gratitude to Dr. Narendranathan and family (Melbourne) for their significant donation towards this worthy cause. Their passion towards helping the affected families in our home land during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.Our special thanks to ECF Vic Committee for facilitating this initiative. Also we thank Thirukumaran (E80) (Sydney) for coordinating this project with Ramakrishna Mission with keen interest.During the last few weeks ECF have committed funds in excess of $40K (Rs60 million) to COVID19 Emergency Relief Measures and Essential Medical Equipment to Hospitals in our homeland. A consolidated update will be issued to the wider circulation in the coming weeks. ECF look forward to your donations to support the people who are impacted by the pandemic.ECF bank account details:Bank: Commonwealth Bank, AustraliaBranch: West Ryde NSWSwift Code: CTBAAU2SA/C Name: Tamil Engineers Foundation of AustraliaBSB: 06 2271, A/C No: 1017 1632Please be advised that all donations to ECF are fully Tax deductible in Australia and tax receipt will be issued on deposit.Thank youRead more...

COVID19 Support – Donation of LKR 1.5Million ($10,150) to purchase Medical Instruments for Tellippalai Base Hospital and Mullaitivu District General Hospital

Published on 2021-06-22 @ 10:08:00 PM

Due to the current worsening COVID19 pandemic situation (3rd wave) in Sri Lanka, most of the hospitals are struggling with the high number of patients getting admitted and trying to set up separate COVID19 Units/wards to deal the situation, refer attached funding requests from Mullaitivu & Tellippalai Hospitals. These hospitals are struggling with lack of COVID19 medical instruments.ECF Qld Chapter initiated a fundraising effort among their friends & families and raised a significant amount of $10,150.00 (Rs 1.5M) recently towards this noble cause.The funds have been disbursed to the Medical Professionals from Tellippalai and Mullaitivu Hospitals to purchase Emergency Medical Instruments to help & support the COVID19 patients admitted at these hospitals.The details of funds donated to the Hospitals:a.Tellippalai Hospital – LKR 1.0Million ($6750.00)b.Mullaitivu Hospital – LKR 0.5Million ( $3350.00)c.Total Amount – LKR 1.5MillionECF sincerely thanks all the donors for their generous & kind hearted donations towards this worthy cause. Most of the donors are young graduates we are glad that they have stepped up when the COVID19 situation turned to worse in our homeland.A.Arrangements have been made to purchase the following medical instruments for the Mullaitivu Hospital – LKR 0.5Million. 1 Nos. Multipara Monitor (LKR 275000/Unit) – LKR 275000 1 Nos. Medicine Trolley (LKR 38000/Unit) – LKR 38000 10Nos. Saline Stands (LKR 8500/Unit) – LKR 85000 2 Nos. Water Filters (LKR 49999/Unit) – LKR 99998 TOTAL – LKR 497998B.Tellippalai Hospital will decide the list of medical instruments to be purchased shortly for a sum of LKR 1 Million. The details and photos will be circulated in due course.The committee thanks the young graduates for their great initiative in raising a significant amount to help the COVID19 patients in our homeland. Their efforts are well appreciated.We are sure these donations will enhance the patient care and help the COVID19 patients at these Hospitals.Read more...

Donation of essential medical instruments to Cheddikulam Base Hospital

Published on 2020-12-14 @ 09:46:00 PM

Tamil Engineers Foundation and Australian Medical Aid Foundation (AMAF) joined hands with Rotary International to donate medical instruments worth $58,860.11 (Approx. LKR 7Million).Dr Akilendran, Medical Superintendent of Cheddikulam Base Hospital made a request to TEF in April 2019 to deliver a long list of Medical Instruments. TEF took the initiative to seek the support from Rotary International through Rotary Club (Kellyville) and AMAF (Australian Medical Aid Foundation) to deliver the essential medical items. Many meetings/negotiations were conducted behind the scenes including discussions with the Director of Health at Northern Provincial Council of Sri Lanka for many months to overcome many hurdles to get this project lifted off the ground.Read more...

Token of support to a Sports event held at Uyirilai Center Mankulam to mark the International Disability People Day

Published on 2020-12-05 @ 06:34:00 AM

Rotary Club of Colombo South is organised a sports event from 28th November to 3rd of December 2020 at Uyirilai Health Association Center, Mankulam.Uyrilai association have two hundred and ten members in northern and eastern part of Sri Lanka who are spinal cord injured people during the civil war, they need medical attention and livelihood support. The purpose of this event to motivate them and give hope for them and their families for a better future, this event will bring the attention of the world on themRead more...

Donation to refurbish the Male Ward at Point Pedro Base Hospital

Published on 2020-08-04 @ 10:12:00 PM

At the request of Dr. V. Kamala Nathan (Acting Superintendent) of Base Hospital Point Pedro, Tamil Engineers Foundation recently donated Rs 1 Million to assist with the refurbishment and extension of the male ward at the hospital.This hospital is a central health facility covering a wide area of the northern part of Jaffna peninsula, traditionally known as Vadamaradchy and serving many surrounding suburbs. In a month this hospital provides treatment to approximately 12000 OPD patients, 2500 inward admissions and around 550 admissions for emergency treatment. For the last many years this hospital didn’t receive significant funding from the Govt for any refurbishment/upgrade works. Currently the hospital is undergoing a rapid refurbishment and some upgrades in facilitiesRead more...

Funding proposal to donate essential Medical Instruments worth $58 860 (Rs.7 Million) to Cheddikulam Base Hospital

Published on 2020-04-02 @ 09:52:00 AM

Funding Proposal to donate essential Medical Instruments worth $58,860 (Rs. 7Million) to Cheddikulam Base HospitalWe are pleased to advise that a funding proposal to donate essential medical instruments to Cheddikulam Base Hospital to a value of AUD58,860.11 (Approx. Rs 7.0Million) has been approved by Rotary ClubDr. Akilendran, Medical Superintendent of Cheddikulam Base Hospital made a request to TEF in April 2019 to procure a list of Medical Instruments. TEF took the initiative to seek the support from Rotary Club (Kellyville) and AMAF (Australian Medical Aid Foundation) to deliver essential medical items. After several meetings/negotiations and discussions with the Director of Health at Northern Provincial Council of SL for the last 11 months helped to overcome many hurdles to lift this project off the ground. We are glad that now Rotary Club has approved the project and allocated their share of $35,972.32. Our sincere thanks to Haran Ramachandran and his team at Rotary Foundation.Refer below for the details of the proposed medical instruments to be procured using the funds The Base Hospital at Cheddikulam provides medical services to approximately 80,000 people. The hospital has 14 doctors, 24 nurses, 12 paramedical staff and 63 health service assistants. The community that are served by this hospital is very poor and they rely solely on this hospital for all their medical treatment. Some of the IDP camps were located at Cheddikulam Area during the trouble times. The above essential medical instruments will greatly improve the patient care of this community at Cheddikulam, which includes pregnant mothers who can get the regular Ultra Sound scans without the need to travel 60 km to Vavuniya hospital.The committee thanks Haran Ramachandran of Rotary Club Kellyville and Dr. Manomohan of AMAF for their great cooperation & commitment to fund this project in collaboration with TEF. It is a great outcome.Our humble request to various Old Boys & Old Girls Associations (OBAs & OGAs) in Sydney, Melbourne and in other states & overseas to consider donating $1000 or more as token support to partner with TEF to implement this worthy project to help the community of Cheddikulam, who have gone through many hardships during the trouble timesSince this project is of significant value, Rotary Foundations in Canada & Japan have come forward to help the Rotary Club (Kellyville & Colombo South) to implement this project. The community in our homeland will get the benefit of this great outcome.Please advise if you wish to make a small contribution $50 or $100 towards this project.As there are many young medical professionals in the recently formed “Youth Charity Network”, we will let them coordinate the implementation phase of this project with Rotary Club, so that they can understand how humanitarian projects can be implemented with the collaboration of like-minded organizations/ people. We thank you all, with your relentless support, we could achieve many more projects to help the people in need."An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves." - Mrs. Lydia Maria ChildRead more...

Donation of Beds and Water Filters for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Published on 2019-10-12 @ 10:39:00 PM

Tamil Engineers Foundation donated Rs.305,000 (Approx. $ 2500) to “UYIRLAI” (Spinal Cord Injury Association Mullaitivu) to provide 10 beds & 10 Water Filters to the needy patients in Vanni area. The event to hand over the beds & water filters to the patients was held on 28th Sept.The committee thanks and conveys our sincere gratitude to all the donors who made donations towards this worthy cause. We also thank TEF Victorian Chapter for their significant contribution ($1200) for this project. We are sure the donated beds & water filters will help the spinal cord patients in improving their day to day life for years to come.We also thank Mr. V. Baskaran (E90) (Former TEF NSW Committee Member) who coordinated this project with keen interest and the “Spinal Cord Injury Association” for their great cooperation in implementing this project effectively.In 2018, TEF has donated ten wheel-chairs to patients with spinal cord injury through UYIRILAIPlease refer to some photos taken at the event.Read more...

Donation of an Electricity Generator to Enter World Foundation, Kanagarayankulam, Vavuniya.

Published on 2019-04-13 @ 10:23:00 AM

Many war affected people (many of them are partially paralyzed & wheelchair bound) are being housed at “Enter World” and provided accommodation, medical needs, food etc. There are about 12 or more patients at this centre. These affected people need continuous electricity for the function of Medical equipment, Air Mattresses for medical reasons, cooling fan, water supply, etc. The electricity supply in SL, mainly in North & East are frequently getting disrupted due to repairs/upgrades, to supply them with uninterrupted power, “Enter World” made a request to donate them a backup Generator. Enter World made the funding request through E90 batch representatives. TEF had discussions with Enter World & E90 batch in regard to the proposed generator capacity (KVA)/phase/cost etc. Assessment of the required KVA capacity and comparison of quotes were undertaken.Read more...

Donation of patient care items to Vavuniya Hospital - Tamil Engineers Foundation (Engineers Charity Fund)

Published on 2018-03-11 @ 06:18:00 PM

On a recent visit to Australia late last year, Dr. Akilendran (Director, Vavuniya Hospital) discussed with TEF on the urgent needs of Vavuniya Hospital and Vahari Rehab Centre. Read more...

Donation of Bedsheets & Pillows to Vavuniya District Hospital

Published on 2017-06-18 @ 05:19:00 AM

TEF provided the funding in two stages and in total $4892 was donated to Vavuniya hospital to provide in total of 1200 double hospital bed sheets and 100 pillows. Read more...

TEF donated two iPads to Westmead Children Hospital

Published on 2015-05-07 @ 12:00:00 PM

TEF donated two iPads to Westmead Children Hospital in consultation with the hospital staff and children at the hospital would enjoy the gift.Read more...

SUPPLY MEDICINES & SURGICAL ITEMS FOR 60 CATARACT EYE OPERATIONS IN BATTICALOA

Published on 2014-05-22 @ 11:46:00 AM

To supply medicine & surgical items for cataract eye operations in Batticaloa District.Read more...