A multi-service project sponsored by the Lions Club of West Pennant Hills, Cherry Brook, Sydney, Australia and organised by the Lions Club of Wattala was held at the Sri Sudharmaramaya Temple, Wanawasala, Wattlala, Sri Lanka on 21/12/2014. There were 246 patients who visited the camp and following tests were carried out.
- Diabetic testing
- Eye testing and over 230 spectacles were distributed for free
- Eye testing for cataract surgeries
- General health check-ups and free issue of medicine
- A blood donation campaign was also conducted
Kidney Disease in North Central Province of Sri Lanka
Assistance to areas affected with an unidentified Kidney Disease in North Central Province of Sri Lanka with over 13 deaths daily,
Lions Club of West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook carried out fund raising activities to install a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Machine to provide cleaner water to these affected villages.
Ref this article – Although WHO has no concluding remarks on the research undertaken, the author of the WHO report suggests, main priority should be to provide safe drinking water. We have now identified two villages to provide with RO machines and have funds available to provide one machine. We are now awaiting the outcome from Lions Clubs International on our matching grant application for the second RO Machine. The proposed machine has the capacity to provide cleaner water for 1,000 families (about 3,000 – 4,000 people). The project will be handled by Registered Community Based Organisations formed by respective villages. We are conducting this project together with our twinned club, Lions Club of Wattala, District 306B1, Sri Lanka.
Our President Lion Mohan Nanayakkara together with Past District Governor Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe of Lions Club of Wattala visited one of the villages earmarked to provide a RO Machine and had discussions with the community. Photo – Proposed Site for one RO Machine – Community Based Organisation Committee together with Lion Mohan and PDG Lion Lakshman Wijesinghe.