2016 Donation of Infant Incubator to the Paediatric Unit of Puttalam Base Hospital

We are pleased to inform you that The DOT Charitable Foundation has donated LKR 775,000.00 worth infant incubator (JW Medical- CHS-I1000) to the Paediatric Unit of Puttalam Base Hospital. The incubator was handed over on Friday the 15th of November 2016 to the team headed by Consultant Paediatrician Dr Dammika Dissanayaka.

 

Mr Suneth Bandara Manager of Commercial Credit, Puttalam handed over the incubator to the hospital on behalf of The DOT Charitable Foundation.

 

This donation was possible from our Ladies Spring Night held on 17th September at Cherrybrook Community Centre and through your generous donations.

 

The Puttalam Base Hospital is the main hospital in Puttalam District of North Western Province. It has an Obstetric Unit as well as a Paediatric Unit including a Neonatal Unit.  It services for nearly 7000 deliveries per annum and around 30% of the babies are prematurely born.  Currently the hospital is functioning with only 2 working incubators in the Neonatal Unit. Therefore, the hospital was in urgent need of an infant incubator.

 

We decided to facilitate this urgent donation after the below news item came to our attention.

 

20th August 2016 from the Hiru News
http://www.hirunews.lk/141049/couple-blames-puttalam-hospital-for-their-newborns-deaths


 
Thank you all for your great generosity and hard work, as without you this would not have been possible.