Club Assisted by Navy Conducts a Health Camp for Delft Civilians
Lanka Navy serving in the Delft island in collaboration with the
Rotary Club of Colombo Regency (RI District 3220) organized a pre
and post natal health camp at Delft Maha Vidyalaya for expecting
mothers and children under the age of five years on Saturday, 25th
This project coordinated by SLNS Vasabha was assisted by the Rotary
Club of Colombo Regency under the Rotary theme ‘Mother and Child’
with the International Partner Club being the Rotary Club of Newton
- RI District 7430, USA and the local partner Club being the Rotary
Club of Colombo Fort.
The Rotary Club distributed medicine worth over Rs. 330,000/= during
the medical camp.
Residents over 30 years of age were tested for their eye sight and
over 200 reading glasses were issued to those who needed them. Blood
sugar levels of all participants were monitored and lifestyle recommendations
together with medications were handed over thereafter.
On completion of the Health Camp, the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency
donated further Medicines worth Rs. 60,000 to the Navy to be used
in their ongoing Humanitarian Health Camps. A further Rs. 40,000
worth of medicines were donated to the only Government Dispensary
on the Island. Apart from the medicines, the Rotary Club of Colombo
Regency also donated Blood Sugar testing kits and strips worth Rs.
15,000/- to the Navy and Rs. 10,000 worth to the Delft Dispensary.
This project was coordinated by the Commanding Officer SLNS Vasabha
Commander Harindra Ekanayake and the Executive Officer Lieutenant
Commander Prasad Vithanage.
Gehan de Alwis of the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency stated that
it was a rewarding experience to travel such a distance to serve
a community in an isolated Island with minimum facilities and
commended the immense support given by the Navy and the Members
of the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency who contributed to make
this Health Camp a grand success.