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The UK Association of Medical Aid to Sri Lanka is proud to share the work carried out in 2020

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The UK Association of Medical Aid to Sri Lanka is proud to share with our friends and members the work carried out in 2020 despite the incredibly difficult circumstances we all found ourselves in. The coronavirus pandemic may have slowed our fundraising activities in the UK, but with your support we were able to continue our lifesaving work in Sri Lanka.

Three syringe pumps to the National Hospital Colombo

It has now been a year since the first recorded case of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka. Since then, there have been over 66,000 confirmed cases across the country, though the recovery rate remains high.

As the number of Covid-19 patients continued to increase, we were able to support their treatment by donating three syringe pumps, which precisely administer highly concentrated drugs or antibiotics.

A defibrillator to the Mount Lavinia Police Force

Mount Lavinia Beach has long been a popular area for swimming, however at times when the waves are rough, there is a risk of drowning.

Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, even though it is entirely preventable. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we were able to provide the local police with its first defibrillator machine. This will allow them to respond to incidences of drowning with more confidence and ensure a much higher chance of survival.

Expanding the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama

Bone marrow transplants are critical to the treatment of conditions affecting blood cells. Whilst Apeksha Hospital had already established a bone marrow transplant unit two years ago, there were only two rooms in use and the waiting list was about two years, leaving many patients unable to receive treatment when needed.

Medical Aid to Sri Lanka was able to contribute a substantial amount to increase the capacity of this unit, providing the air filters needed to ensure a sterile environment so that treatment can be given as safely as possible. There are now eight rooms in use, meaning many more patients can be treated for blood disorders before their condition deteriorates further.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the late Mrs Malathi Abeyratne, whose generosity through her estate made this project possible.

We would appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

For more information, please visit UK Association of Medical Aid to Sri Lanka website - Click Here

Some pictures of the recently completed projects

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