Little hearts CSR campaign by Manusath Derana

Little hearts CSR campaign by Manusath Derana

TV Derana in its CSR initiative Manusath Derana has yet again initiated a fund raising program for a good and worthy cause. The funds are raised to build a Cardiac and Critical care complex at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital.

The main focus for this initiative was that there are thousands of children with heart disease and critical illnesses in Sri Lanka that do not have timely access for proper treatment. Lady Ridgeway hospital for children (LRH) is the only tertiary care referral center for children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and critical illnesses in the country.

Lady Ridgeway hospital is one of the hospital that has an exceptional medical staff and treatment opportunities for such children even though the hospital has limited capacity. The hospital has been struggling to provide timely care to all children in need and sometimes these children are left to wait months without treatments. All these children are fighting against time and each day without treatment lessens their chances of recovering and many hearts lose the battle.

The new building that will be built with the donations will feature cardiac operating theaters and will increase the number of cardiac ICU beds from 18 to 40, include over 100 medical and neonatal intensive care beds, as well as the areas for advanced cardiac investigations and staff training facilities to provide optimum care for all children.

According to the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, the estimated cost of this project is Rs.2bn.

Those who wish to donate Rs.100 per month to Little Hearts Fund via Dialog for the Cardiac Care Unit can type REGLH and send to 7710. - See more at: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=37922#sthash.ACqn0hIy.dpuf

Rajitha

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