Photo Gallery

Welcome to our photo gallery. Here you can see the degree to which we engage with the community and provide essential hands-on medical services and education.

We are grateful to the local hosts who organise so many things for us to properly conduct clinics and tutorials. Here are some pictures from our 2017 Medical Mission.

2017 AUSLMAT Medical Mission Team

 

Welcome to Weligama – the school band

 

Preethi handing over equipment from Australian donors

 

 

Opening of the seminar at Batticaloa Teaching Hospital – lighting of the lamp by Dr Quintus De Zylva

 

Sanka at medical clinic at Weligama

 

Drs. Pavithra, Dilshani and Rajni

 

 

Dilshani, Endocrinologist in action

 

Graham assisted with interpreting by Rankiri

 

Sri Lankan and Australian Presenters at the Seminar

 

Question time at Batticaloa hospital presentation

 

Preethi providing information on managing diabetes

 

 

Impromptu presentation to Medical and Nursing staff at Karapitiya Hospital by Preethi

 

Jennifer in discussion with Dr Arulnithy, Cardiologist at Batticaloa Hospital

 

Jennifer on Heart Failure at Matara Hospital

 

 

Bus can’t go up the hill

 

Bus can’t go up the hill – so let’s just do it !

 

Irma with help from the Red Cross interpreters

 

Rajni at Weligama Clinic

 

The crush for glasses

 

Pavithra at one of many medical stations

 

Clinic at Valaichennai

 

Quintus’ medicinal remedy for Dilshani’s little one – ice cream !!

 

Dr. Irma Bilgrami – ICU Consultant Western Health Melbourne, was a member of the AUSLMAT Medical Mission to Sri Lanka in July this year. In addition to the work at the Teaching Hospitals in Batticaloa and Galle Irma assisted at the medical clinics we did at Valaichennai and Weligama. She is shown here giving instructions regarding medications that we took to Sri Lanka for the free medical clinics. We also visited the Ozanam Centre in Batticaloa where differently abled children are looked after admirably.

 

AUSLMAT’s Medical Mission to Sri Lanka in July 2017 involved spending some time in the Intensive Care Unit at Galle . The Emergency and ICU were built with a donation from the Victorian Government during the time of Steve Bracks shortly after the tsunami of 2004. We visited the Galle hospital with Steve Bracks and staff from the Victorian Premier’s Department a few months after the tsunami of Boxing Day 2004.
Dr. Gerard O’Reilly of the Alfred Hospital has been a frequent visitor to ICU at Karapitiya and continues to visit this unit regularly. Dr. Gerard assisted in setting up this unit. Professor Ariyananda recommended that the donation from the Victorian government should be used to build this state of the art unit which now accepts emergencies from the whole of southern Sri Lanka and is ranked as one of the best Emergency Treatment units in Sri Lanka .
AUSLMAT took many donations to this unit. Dr. Irma Bilgrami an Intensive Care and Emergency Physician from Western Health in Victoria was part of the Medical Mission to Sri Lanka in 2017.

 

The cardiac team at Karapitiya Hospital Galle performed several angiograms and stented many narrowings of the coronary arteries when Associate Professor Omar Farouque and the AUSLMAT team were in Galle in the first week of July this year. We had patients attend from places as far away as Panadura.
The cardiac lab at Galle was set-up by Dr. Jennifer Johns shortly after our first visit soon after the tsunami. The lab is now fully operational with Dr. Sathananthan and Dr. Ranasinghe working full time in the cath lab.
We will work at Galle once again on our next medical mission to Sri Lanka in 2018.

 

Tamara Rapaport and Medtronics provided AUSLMAT with stents for our last medical mission to Sri Lanka in August 2017. Assoc. Professor Omar Farouque was able to insert stents in to the proximal left anterior descending artery and the right coronary artery in Travis Pereira a sixty two year old patient who is shown here. Omar is at the extreme right with Dr. Sathanathan and the rest of the cath lab staff at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle. AUSLMAT have supported this hospital from the time of the tsunami and will continue to do so. AUSLMAT welcomes any one interested in joining us on our next medical mission to Sri Lanka .

 

Dr Sanka Amadoru doing eye tests at Valaichennai

 

Professor Omar FAROUQUE (at the back) with Dr Sathanandan and team at Karapitiya.

 

Emergency department operating table at Valaichennai hospital

 

Dr Jennifer and Dr Arulnithy with equipment donated by the Alfred

 

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