Lanka IOC Organises a Free Health Screening Camp for Residents of Ahangama – Galle DistrictMarch 30, 2016 3:57 pm Print this article
Mr. Chandima Weerakkody Honorable Minister for Petroleum Resources Development,
Venerable Clergy in presence of Mr. D. Srivastava(Senior Vice President Lanka IOC)
and other Lanka IOC officials at the inauguration of the Health screening camp
organised by Lanka IOC PLC.
Lanka IOC PLC, acknowledging its responsibility towards the society conducted several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives under its theme ‘WE CARE’ with several noble programs. In addition to a series of welfare programs including assistance for elders’ homes, renovation of healthcare centre, donation of ambulances, wheelchairs and English education for underprivileged children, Lanka IOC also organised free health camps at different locations all over the Country.
In the recent past, Lanka IOC organised health camps at Katugasthota, Ratnapura, Negombo, Dematagoda, Badulla, Vavuniya, Akurana and has now organised yet another “Free Health Screening Camp” in association with Minister Chandima Weerakkody at the Eliketiya Bimbaramaya Temple in Ahangama – Galle District. The programme began with a religious ceremony with a vow to ensure many more health screening and treatment camps for the entire Sri Lankan community and this was inaugurated by Minister Chandima Weerakkody who is the Minister for Petroleum Resources Development.
Minister Chandima Weerakkody commended Lanka IOC for the initiatives taken through the ‘WE CARE’ projects facilitated by the Company and urged that many more CSR programs needs to be conducted for the community of Sri Lanka. This initiative received a remarkable response and appreciation from all those who patronized the ‘Free Health Screening Camp’. A total of 675 people were screened at the event, in which 477 opted for an eye check-up and 198 underwent general health check-up. Amongst those who availed themselves for the check-up, 424 were recommended for bifocal spectacles whilst 11 were recommended for cataract surgeries – all treatments are provided free of charge by Lanka IOC. In the last one year more than 4200 people have undergone such health check-ups in various camps organised by Lanka IOC.
Some of the participants at the Lanka IOC Free Health Screening Camp held on the 27th
of March 2016.
This medical camp solicited the experience of a team of 14 medical experts from “HelpAge Sri Lanka” including 02 doctors, a nurse, a pharmacist, 02 optometrists and support staff to provide a professional service to the patients. For ensuring proper diagnosis, sophisticated medical equipments were used to screen patients for diabetes, blood pressure, vision and other diseases. Wherever critical illness was diagnosed, the patients were referred to hospitals for further investigation and treatment.
MD Lanka IOC; Mr. Shyam Bohra conveyed that at Lanka IOC we believe public health is an aspect of national wealth through the creation of productive populations who have the mental and physical capacities to contribute to national development goals. Therefore, the Company supports many public health projects every year across the island, targeting underprivileged communities regardless of demographic difference.
More free medical camps are to be scheduled by Lanka IOC during the next financial Year.