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Tissue bank

There was a much felt need in Sri Lanka for a Homograft Bank to obtain heart valves and other tissues needed for cardiac surgery. This was because either bovine or porcine grafts were used for such surgeries. It is an accepted fact that human tissues harvested from cadavers and duly processed are superior in quality. In addition, the imported bovine and porcine grafts cost approximately Rs.300,000 each and they are not readily available as well.

 

Therefore, CHP together with the Rotary Club of Colombo Fort joined hands to establish a Tissue Bank at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo. The estimated cost of this project was Rs. 50 million.

 

The construction of the Tissue Bank commenced in June 2015. Preparation of the ground in underway and the laying of the foundation stone is scheduled for July 2015.

 

The structure will be constructed by the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka whilst the Rotary Club of Colombo Fort has undertaken to donate the equipment and complete the interior of the building.

 

We also acknowledge with gratitude the donation of Rs. 1 million extended by the South Australian Sri Lankan Doctors Association towards this worthy cause.

 

 

 

 

Provide furniture and equipment to Heart Centre at LRH

In order to extend due care to the children with heart diseases in Sri Lanka under one roof, all cardiac care facilities at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital was moved to the Children’s Heart Centre. As the initial step, the cardiology and cardiothoracic wards along with the clinics were shifted to the new four storied building. CHP undertook the task of furnishing these wards to make them state of the art and child friendly. Each ward is equipped with cardiac beds, side cupboards and bed end tables. The approximate cost is of this initiative was Rs. 6 million.

 

CHP invited individual donors to contribute to this worthy cause. The cost of each unit (cardiac bed, side cupboard and bed end table) was Rs.125,000. With the support of well-wishers the total requirement of 44 units were met. The name of the individual donor was engraved on each bed. We will be moving to the new building in July 2015.