Greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.
– Joyce Meyer
Living a healthy life is considered as an asset by everyone. To some of the rural areas in Sri Lanka pharmacies and dispensaries aren’t a frequent sight like in Colombo. Most distant villages depend solely on the government medical officers serving at the base hospitals in that particular area.
The Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science, University of Colombo has been conducting project “Aarogya”, a medical camp, annually in various areas of the country in order to lend a helping hand to the ones in need.
This year the Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science, University of Colombo along with the Rotary Club of Colombo Down Town carried out project “Aarogya” on the 7th of May 2017 at Gonadeniya Kanishta Vidyalaya, Udugama, Galle.
Majority of the residents in the Udugama area depend on the Udugama base hospital. However not everyone has the potential to afford the pharmaceuticals that are prescribed to be brought from outside. Therefore this project was a huge helping hand to most of them.
The medical camp was open for all the residents of the area. Four doctors were present on the day of the medical camp and each of the patients were directed to one of them. The pharmaceuticals were given out free of charge to all the patients. A pharmacist was also present in order to assist in giving out the drugs.
The list of pharmaceuticals was made by looking at last year’s records and after discussing with the doctors who were supposed to attend the medical camp. The relevant documents and other stationery items needed for the medial camp were arranged by the rotaractors beforehand.
Over 200 patients attended the medical camp out of which a majority were children and adults above the age of 50. The entire programme was very well coordinated by the Rotaractors which was appreciated by most of the residents who were present.
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the donors as well as the doctors who attended the medical camp without whom this project wouldn’t have been a success.
Written By: Rtr. Jayani Gurusinghe