About CHP

Recent Achievements

  • Supplied 50 nos of cardioplegia delivery sets worth one million SLR to the cardiothoracic theatre at Lady Ridgeway Hospital in order to prevent interruption of cardiac surgery due to lack of consumables
  • Supplied a high end portable echocardiography machine worth of 5million SLR to the Cardiology unit at Lady Ridgeway Hospital
  • Provided financial support to refurbish the cardiothoracic ICU and complete the finishes of the high dependencey unit at Lady Ridgeway Hospital
  • Provided computers to initiate establishment of a database on children with heart diseases at Cardiology unit, Lady Ridgeway Hospital
  • Provided financial support to purchase devices needed for device closure of holes in the heart at Lady Ridgeway Hospital
  • Lobbied successfully for the addition of a Children's Ward to the new Cardiac Surgical Building at the National Hospital, Colombo.
  • Donated outright or facilitated the purchase of various equipment, including the following:
    • two paediatric ventilators
    • haematology analyzer
    • heart-lung machines
    • 2D colour Doppler echo machine
    • syringe pumps
    • ASD closure devices
  • Arranged, funded and supported a two-week training course in paediatric cardiological treatment and care for the cardiac surgeons, anaesthesiologists, perfusionists and members of the nursing staff of the cardiac surgical units of the National Hospital, Colombo and the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital, Kotte, at the Children's Hospital, Chennai (Madras), India.
  • Initiated, arranged, funded and supported several visits to Sri Lanka by two cardiologists associated with the Children's Heart Project of Arizona, Dr. Dudley Halpe and Dr. J. Trosevit. Funding by the CHP, Sri Lanka, enabled these surgeons to bring with them their own cardiac teams and equipment and work alongside Sri Lankan professionals at the National and Sri Jayawardenapura Hospitals.
  • Obtained and supported the services of numerous cardiac specialists, including those dealing with paediatric cardiology, to demonstrate new techniques in the management of cardiac disease and to train Sri Lankan medical professionals in these techniques. The most recent of these initiatives was a workshop conducted at the National Hospital on 'device closure of ASDs', held on April, 2004.
  • Commenced an interim programme of funding selected children in urgent need of surgical intervention to get their surgery performed in the private sector. 50 children have already been funded to date.