Residents of Vavuniya benefit from Free Health Screening Camp by Lanka IOCFebruary 5, 2016 11:49 am Print this article
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 and has now organised yet another “Free Health Screening Camp” at the
Lanka IOC Fuel station M/S R. M. Pulendran at Mannar junction, Vavuniya. This initiative received a tremendous response and appreciation from all those who patronized the ‘FreeHealth Screening Camp’. A total of 958 people were screened at the event, where 716 opted for an eye check-up and 242 underwent general health check-up. Amongst those who availed themselves for the check-up, 597 were recommended for bifocal spectacles whilst 117 were recommended for cataract surgeries – all treatments provided free of charge.
This medical camp solicited the experience of a team of 14 medical experts from “HelpAge SriLanka” including 4 doctors, 2 nurses, a pharmacist, 2 optometrists and support staff to provide aprofessional service to the patients. For ensuring proper diagnosis, sophisticated medical equipment was 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.
“We at Lanka IOC strive to use our energy and resources to benefit the community at large”, said Mr. Shyam Bohra, Managing Director, Lanka IOC PLC. “We are proud to be a socially responsible corporate entity and have organised series of social service projects under the theme ‘WE CARE’. We wish to cover all the districts of Sri Lanka with our Free Medical ServiceCamps, so that the benefit is shared with the entire community”
The next free medical camps of Lanka IOC are to be scheduled for the coming months of February and March 2016 respectively.
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