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.

We are glad that now the project has been implemented and the essential medical instruments have been delivered to the Cheddikulam Base Hospital.

The Base Hospital at Cheddikulam provides medical services to approximately 80,000 people. The hospital has 14 doctors, 24 nurses, 12 paramedical staff, 63 health service assistants. The community who are served by this hospital are very poor, so they rely 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 the affected general community at Cheddikulam, including the pregnant mothers who can undertake the regular “Ultrasound Scan” check-up without the need to travel 60 km to Vavuniya hospital.

Following is the breakdown of the contribution

Rotary Club Contribution – AUD 35,972.32

AMAF Contribution – AUD 11,400

TEF Contribution – AUD 11,400

Total Contribution – AUD 58,772.32

The committee thanks Haran Ramachandran of Rotary Club Kellyville, Rtn. N. Saravanapavan of Rotary Club, Colombo South and AMAF for their great cooperation & commitment to fund this project in collaboration with TEF.

Please find some of some of the photos were taken when during the handing over of medical equipment to Chettikulam Base hospital by Rtn. Sepalika, President of Rotary Club of Colombo South when she visited with her husband Rtn. Dr Amunugama in mid-2020 when our country was under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic

We thank you all for your great support.

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