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Durdans Hospital serves community in Eravur, Batticaloa; conducts free cardiac-related health camp


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Durdans Heart Centre is regionally renowned for performing complex heart surgeries with superior outcomes. Each year the centre performs an overwhelming number of routine heart procedures and surgeries as well as ground-breaking ones. In a bid to improve access to healthcare among socio-economically disadvantaged communities, Durdans Hospital organised a two-day health camp in Eravur, a remote town 15 km north-west of Batticaloa.

The cardiac related health camp took place at Al Muneera Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Eravur on 14 and 15 July from morning until evening. Al Muneera Balika Maha Vidyalaya Principal Mohamed Mahath said about the CSR, “Everyone was here from the beginning, working with commitment.” Around 250 patients turned up on day 1 where Durdans doctors and staff performed health assessments on each participant, free of charge. Blood pressure checks, blood tests and BMI calculations were some of the assessments conducted. Day 2 was set apart for doctor consultations where these patients were seen by eminent Consultant Cardiologists Dr. W.S. Shantharaj and Dr. Shanike Karunaratne who gave their expert assessment and recommendation.

The CSR team of Durdans Hospital at the health camp in Eravur, Batticaloa

 

This was the first time that a CSR event of this magnitude had been conducted here in Eravur and the response from the community was overwhelming.

Eravur Urban Council Chairman Z. Naseer Ahamed said, “Lots of people find it difficult to go to Colombo, this is a golden opportunity for our people. There are many underprivileged people here in Batticaloa and they have come here to check their health condition. We are thankful to Durdans Hospital.”

R.A. Devarajah who had had open heart surgery at Durdans Hospital in 2002 said of the health camp, “All Durdans staff were very friendly and doing the job well.” Wahabdeen who visits Durdans Hospital every month for his check-up said, “Poor heart patients are here so we appreciate this kind service free of charge.”

A large number of individuals who attended were over the age of 40 and a considerable number of them displayed high risk symptoms including high cholesterol and sugar levels. To this end, a cardiac related CSR program could not have come at a more opportune time.

The Durdans Heart Centre specialises in comprehensive heart screenings that are conducted by a leading pool of visiting and resident consultant cardiac specialists. This aids in the early detection of risk factors that can prevent the development of chronic heart diseases. The centre has the capacity to treat heart conditions ranging from common to complex, including high risk procedures without adverse outcomes. For cardiac consultation appointments call the Durdans Heart Centre on 011 2 140 205/6.   

 


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