Free Cardiology/Echocardiogram clinic Sri Lanka
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, which can be accessed online at 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 completed the first project (see below) in June 2017. I will now collaborate with Dr Richard Brown and Dr Gemma Parry-Williams to conduct the second clinic in November.
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Free echocardiogram & cardiology clinic Sri Lanka
After a successful clinic in June 2017, during which 255 patients of all ages were seen by the volunteer cardiologists, the second clinic will take place in November 2017. The 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. During this clinic, the doctors will assess their symptoms, clinical signs including blood pressure and perform an echocardiogram on all the patients. Patients with heart conditions will be given follow up appointments with a general medical physician in Mannar District General Hospital. Others will be 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 seeks funds to support this project; it will guarantee that 100% of donations will be used for the project and not for any administrative costs. Further details: http://assistrr.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Echo-Cardiogram-Clinic-Mannar-June-2017-Report.pdf
Free Cardiology/Echo clinic Sri Lanka
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with gift aid: £1,885.00
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