Free Cardiology clinic & Donation of equipment
Assist RR UK & SL
Fundraiser - To hold free echocardiogram & cardiology clinic in Vanni & to donate medical equipment for use in Northern Province, Sri Lanka.
Raising money for
Assist Resettlement & Renaissance
Donations accepted until 16-02-2019
ABOUT ASSIST RR: Assist Rehabilitation and Renaissance (Assist RR) is a registered charity in the United Kingdom and a registered Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Sri Lanka. It was formed in December 2012 to help raise funds for war-affected individuals in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. Amongst its various humanitarian projects (http://assistrr.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Assist-RR-Projects-161116.pdf), it has implemented notable healthcare ventures, including that of building three medical wards (male, female & pediatric) in Puthukidiyurupu Hospital in Mullaitivu district and funding more than 2200 cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka, mainly in the north and east of Sri Lanka. ABOUT ME: I am a cardiology registrar in the final year of my training in UK. On a recent trip to Sri Lanka, I met up with the health officials and have identified this project as viable and believe this will make a definite impact on the local population's healthcare. We had conducted four clinics since June 2017 and have helped 836 patients. We seek your help to perform this every 4 months.
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Free echocardiogram & cardiology clinic Sri Lanka
After a successful clinic in June 2017, we have been to Mannar 4 more times. We have helped 836 patients would otherwise have had to wait months for an appointment and travel 100s of kilometres to see a cardiac specialist, often involving an overnight admission to Mannar hospital and inter-hospital transport the next morning. Patients with heart conditions were given follow up appointments with a general medical physician in Mannar District General Hospital. Others were referred to the nearest paediatric cardiologist, interventional cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon for further evaluation of their symptoms with view to an interventional procedure or surgery.
Assist RR also raised funds to support this project and also for the purchase of 2 new cardiac exercise treadmill machines to be used in Mannar Hospital and Killinochi Hosptal. 1000s of patients will benefit from this every year. Please visit https://youtu.be/2U-7bysbGyE
Assist RR guarantees that 100% of donations will be used for the project and not for any administrative costs.
Free Cardiology clinic Sri Lanka
Event is completed
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