Recently We were contacted by the Ceylon College of Physicians (CCP) requesting us to send 1000 pulse oximeters urgently to help manage the COVID patients. The Association responded immediately to an urgent request made by the Ceylon College of Physicians (CCP) to provide much needed equipment and materials to Sri Lankan hospitals. The Sri Lanka High Commission in London, the Association of Professionals of Sri Lanka (APSL), Hela Sarana and the Jaffna Medical Faculty Overseas Alumni UK (JMFOA-UK) and the SriLankan Airlines collaborated with the SLMDA to facilitate these donations. They are thanked for their wonderful support. After circulating our flyer appealing for funds to purchase 1000 pulse oximeters, donations started pouring in and we managed to collect £18,000 in the first 36 hours. Our donation reached Colombo in a record time of 12 days from the Sunday we held the emergency Council meeting with regard to this appeal!
Following the success of the fund-raising campaign and the delivery of the pulse oximeters in a record time, we went on to donate 5300 NRB masks and 500 C-PAP masks to the College. We believe that we could make one more donation to Sri Lanka with the remaining funds
We take this opportunity to thank Her Excellency the High Commissioner and her staff, the Chairman SriLankan Airlines Mr. Ashok Pathirage, all the donors, the Association of Professionals of Sri Lanka (APSL), Hela Sarana, the Jaffna Medical Faculty Overseas Alumni UK (JMFOA-UK) and the SLMDA Council members for helping SLMDA to assist our beloved motherland during these dire times.