The Alumni Association of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka recently donated medical equipment and other protective equipment to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH Hospital) in an attempt to lend their support in combating the global pandemic: COVID – 19. Launching the inaugural phase of the initiative, the alumni association donated an ECG machine, 30 Digital Thermometers, protective clothes and protective shoes worth Rs. 200,000 after having inquired about the requirements of the hospital.
COVID -19 Outbreak has brought the entire world in to a stand-still while Sri Lanka too experiencing its repercussions at the moment. The doctors and other medical officers engaging in health services are proactively working to bring the situation under control. Their commitment and dedication is apparent in the way they gear up for the situation working day or night prioritizing the health of the patients. As responsible citizens of the country, now is the time to lend them a hand and back up their noble services in any possible way when they are taking care of the entire nation.
The health service sector shoulders a massive responsibility during this crisis and so far has controlled the situation with the resources at hand when the developed countries have failed to cope up with this crisis. The entire sector is being highly appreciated by the people of Sri Lanka and even the foreign diplomats for its well measured and timely initiatives in fighting against the virus. It is noteworthy to mention the highly commendable services of the government of Sri Lanka in taking due action, providing necessary guidance to the relevant authorities and the armed forces alongside Sri Lanka Police who are also extending their support to save the country from this unprecedented situation.
IDH hospital is mandated as a main body in charge of serving the patients tested positive with COVID -19. As of now, over 170 COVID – 19 patients have been identified and majority of them are being treated at the IDH hospital. Sri Lanka, being a country with limited resources needs to be equipped with necessary facilities to face the COVID – 19 challenges and the Alumni association of the Sabaragamuwa University will be expanding this initiative having identified the need to help the country to overcome this crisis.