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Health Screening Program @ Kotahena Central College

On the 06th June 2017, by 9.00 am, a team of doctors gathered, comprising general practitioners, dental surgeons and specialists of a variety and a range of medical and surgical skills to form a camp to extend their healing hands to over 350 needy school children and teachers in the Kotahena Central College.
Starting with physical examinations, and where necessary proceeding with laboratory investigations, ECG, Ultrasound Scanning and 2D Echo they detected several patients as it were who needed further treatment than what was curatively available at the moment. They were directed to various hospitals and medical institutions for further treatment.
A Dental clinic was carried out for general oral examinations and dental procedures. Consultant ophthalmologists examined the teachers and children for eye problems. Free reading glasses and spectacles were offered at a discounted rate by a leading company, which also provides their mobile service unit for the event.
The medical examinations conducted at the medical camp covered a variety of fields such as General Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Neurology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Psychiatry, Gynaecology, Oncology, Radiology, Endocrinology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gastro Intestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Uro-Genital Surgery, Plastic Surgery, ENT Surgery, Eye Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Oro Maxilo Facial & Dental Surgery ,Physiotherapy, and Nutrition where highly qualified and most competent specialists in the country attended.
This event was organised by Mr. Sudath Liyanagunawardana(Chief Organiser)who was a new comer to the school cadre and Mr. Mohan Weerasinghe, principal of the college mentioned that this was a great opportunity for the school children and teachers to have basic health check and thankfull to Mr. Liyanagunawardane for organising such a worthy event and to continue next year as well.

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