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Rotary Club Assisted by Navy Conducts a Health Camp for Delft Civilians
[2012-03-05 11:15:40]

Sri Lanka Navy serving in the Delft island in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency (RI District 3220) organized a pre and post natal health camp at Delft Maha Vidyalaya for expecting mothers and children under the age of five years on Saturday, 25th February 2012.

This project coordinated by SLNS Vasabha was assisted by the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency under the Rotary theme ‘Mother and Child’ with the International Partner Club being the Rotary Club of Newton - RI District 7430, USA and the local partner Club being the Rotary Club of Colombo Fort.

The Rotary Club distributed medicine worth over Rs. 330,000/= during the medical camp.

Residents over 30 years of age were tested for their eye sight and over 200 reading glasses were issued to those who needed them. Blood sugar levels of all participants were monitored and lifestyle recommendations together with medications were handed over thereafter.

On completion of the Health Camp, the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency donated further Medicines worth Rs. 60,000 to the Navy to be used in their ongoing Humanitarian Health Camps. A further Rs. 40,000 worth of medicines were donated to the only Government Dispensary on the Island. Apart from the medicines, the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency also donated Blood Sugar testing kits and strips worth Rs. 15,000/- to the Navy and Rs. 10,000 worth to the Delft Dispensary.

This project was coordinated by the Commanding Officer SLNS Vasabha Commander Harindra Ekanayake and the Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Prasad Vithanage.

President Gehan de Alwis of the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency stated that it was a rewarding experience to travel such a distance to serve a community in an isolated Island with minimum facilities and commended the immense support given by the Navy and the Members of the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency who contributed to make this Health Camp a grand success.

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