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Thank you generous contributors

The AUSLMAT SRI LANKA COVID ASSISTANCE APPEAL was initiated on 30 May 2021, in response to many requests from Sri Lankan public hospitals for medical assistance to combat the escalating COVID crisis across the country. With immense community enthusiasm and support, we have been able to raise over AUD 130,000 (Rs 19.1 Million)!

Your generous support allowed the purchase of desperately needed medical equipment.

COVID positive patient managed using the CPAP device, masks and syringe drive donated by AUSLMAT, at Dehiattakandiya Base Hospital, Ampara District (published with permission)

Donations of the following equipment were gratefully received:

  • Four used AIRVO’s and 2 CPAP machines from Monash Health
  • Four CPAP machines from Sleep Matters
  • 13 CPAP machines with accessories from Austin Health Sleep lab
  • Diabetes testing equipment
  • Infusion sets from Braun
  • Hudson masks from Tecmedic
  • One new AIRVO+ accessories and O2 concentrator from SCCSF
  • Three (used) cardiac monitors from St. John of God Hospital

 

All hospitals have confirmed that all equipment has been received, and registered with the respective hospital Inventories.  Warranty and maintenance for the equipment sent from Australia have been covered by the Biomedical Dept, in the Health Ministry.

 

We have assisted the following hospitals:

[1] Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital and Methsiri Sewana Covid Treatment Centre 
  • Four Phillips G30 multipara monitors
  • One Fisher and Paykel AIRVO 2 unit with Optiflow nasal cannulae (x 20) and heated breathing tubes (x 20), mounting tray, Mobile pole
  • 10 Oximeters
  • Two Optimum Exceed glucometers with ketone strips
  • Two Oxygen Concentrators (10L)
  • RESMED STELLAR biPAP unit with x5 leak port valves, x5 grey tubing, 6 masks, instruction DVD and warranty card and box of Filters (x50)
  • One (used) AIRVO 2 with Optiflow cannulae

[2] Bandarawela Hospital 
  • One Fisher and Paykel AIRVO 2 unit with Optiflow nasal cannulae (x 20) and heated breathing tubes (x 20), mounting tray, Mobile pole
  • 10 Oximeters
  • Two Optimum Exceed glucometers with strips
  • Two Oxygen Concentrators (10L)
  • RESMED STELLAR biPAP unit with x5 leak port valves, x5 grey tubing, 6 masks, instruction DVD and warranty card and box of Filters (x50)
  • One (used) AIRVO 2 with Optiflow cannulae

[3] Kamburugamuwa New District Hospital, Matara.
  • One Fisher and Paykel AIRVO 2 unit with Optiflow nasal cannulae (x  20) and heated breathing tubes (x 20), mounting tray, Mobile pole
  • 10 Oximeters
  • Two Optimum Exceed glucometers with strips
  • Two Oxygen Concentrators (10L)
  • RESMED STELLAR biPAP unit with x5 leak port valves, x5 grey tubing, 6 masks, instruction DVD and warranty card and box of Filters (x50)
  • One (used) AIRVO 2  with Optiflow cannula

 

Dr Sanjeewa Amadoru (Assistant Medical Director) and Dr Chamidu Weerasinghe (Anaesthetist) at Kamburugamuwa Hospital accepting the equipment sent by AUSLMAT.

 

[4] Kosgama Divisional Hospital
  • One Fisher and Paykel AIRVO 2 unit with Optiflow nasal cannulae (x 20) and heated breathing tubes (x 20), mounting tray, Mobile pole
  • 10 Oximeters
  • Glucometer with strips
  • Three Oxygen Concentrators (10L)
  • Box of nasal cannulae (x50), oxygen delivery masks

[5] District General Hospital, Negombo.   
  • Three Oxygen Concentrators (10L)
  • Box of nasal cannulae (x50) , oxygen delivery masks
  • 10 Oximeters
  • Two used CPAP machines, adult and paediatric masks
  • Glucometer and lancets

[6] Kegalle District Hospital
  • One Fisher and Paykel AIRVO 2 unit with Optiflow nasal cannulae (x 20) and heated breathing tubes (x 20), mounting tray, Mobile pole
  • 10 Oximeters
  • Glucometer with strips
  • Extra box of heated breathing tubes x10 units for Airvo
  • One used AIRVO with 4 nasal cannulae and 6 heated breathing tubes.
  • Two used CPAP machines, adult and paediatric masks, glucometer and lancets

[7] Dehiattakandiya Hospital                   
  • One used CPAP machine with masks
  • 10 Oximeters
  • Glucometer and lancets
  • Four SK infusion pumps
  • Four SK syringe pumps
  • One oxygen concentrator(10L)
  • One ICU monitor
  • One blood gas analyser
Dr Malaka Udugamage and the other doctors at DH with the equipment sent from here and bought in SL.

[8] Wethara Hospital
  • One Oxygen Concentrator (10L) and a box of 50 nasal cannulae
Dr Aruna Kumarasinghe and staff at Wethara Hospital with equipment sent by AUSLMAT.
[9] General Hospital, Chilaw
  • Two Fisher and Paykel AIRVO 2 unit with Optiflow nasal cannulae ( x 40) and heated breathing tubes (x 40), mounting tray, Mobile pole
  • Two used CPAP machines with 6 non-vent masks

 

 [10]  Pimbura Base Hospital
  • One Fisher and Paykel AIRVO 2 unit with Optiflow nasal cannulae ( x 20) and heated breathing tubes (x 20), mounting tray, Mobile pole
  • Two used CPAP machines with 6 non-vent masks

 

[11] Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya (Sent to  Prof Vasanthi Pinto to distribute to rural centres)
  • 10 (used) CPAP machines with tubing
  • 3 boxes of bacterial filters for masks
  • 95 Non- vent CPAP /biPAP masks
  • 50 regular biPAP /CPAP masks for adults and paeds
  • 200 infusion pump sets
  • 250 nasal oxygen cannulae with tubing
  • 12 additional Airvo chambers
  • Diabetes testing / treatment equipment (> 500 pen needles, x13 Optium Exceed glucometers, x2 fast clix, x2 insulin delivery pens, x2 cooler packs, x3 boxes of softclix (x200 in each box)
Wathupitiwela Hospital – donation of 2 infusion pumps
[12] One multipara monitor donated to NHSL Colombo, Army Hospital and Kalubowila hospital
National Hospital, Colombo- donation of multipara monitor
Army Hospital – donation of multipara monitor
Kalubowila Hospital – donation of multipara monitor

 

[13] Pentax portable bronchoscope ordered for Ratnapura hospital

 

Partnering community groups:

  1. Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara, Berwick
  2. Buddhist Temple Daham Niketanaya, Yuroke
  3. Dhamma Sarana Temple /BSAV, Keysborough
  4. Sinhala Cultural and Community Services Foundation
  5. OAAV (Ananda Old Boy’s Association, Victoria)
  6. Lak Medura Foundation, Craigieburn
  7. Devi Balika OGA, Sydney
  8. Lakhanda Media Centre
  9. Lion’s Club, Dandenong

 

Our sincere gratitude goes out to all the businesses and individuals who have made generous contributions towards our appeal.

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