UK car­di­ol­o­gists to per­form free surg­eries in Galle

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

A team of car­di­ol­o­gists from the Carolina Chil­dren's Hos­pi­tal in the United King­dom are per­form­ing heart surg­eries at the Kara­pi­tiya Hos­pi­tal in Galle.

The team of doc­tors headed by Spe­cial­ist Con­sul­tants Dr. John M. Sim­son and Dr. Mon­al­ist will per­form heart surg­eries freeof- charge on chil­dren with se­ri­ous heart prob­lems.

The team ar­rived in Sri Lanka on 15 Septem­ber and will per­form surg­eries on chil­dren with se­ri­ous heart ail­ments.

The doc­tors said their pri­or­ity would be chil­dren com­ing from low in­come fam­i­lies who could not af­ford the high prices charged by pri­vate hos­pi­tals.

The team plans to per­form around 30 surg­eries dur­ing their ten-day stay.

This is the 12th time a team from the Carolina Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal has vis­ited the Kara­pi­tiya hos­pi­tal. A team from the Carolina first vis­ited the Kara­pi­tiya hos­pi­tal in 2006.

Dr. Na­mal Ga­m­age of the Kara­pi­tiya Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal has re­quested low in­come fam­i­lies who have chil­dren with se­ri­ous heart ail­ments to visit the hos­pi­tal and make use of the op­por­tu­nity.

Pix and text by Gamini Ma­hadura

This is the 12th time a team from the Carolina Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal has vis­ited the Kara­pi­tiya hos­pi­tal.

The doc­tors said their pri­or­ity would be chil­dren com­ing from low in­come fam­i­lies

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