Past Visakhian doctors conduct free medical camp
The clinic in progress.
A free medical camp organised by the Past Visakhian Doctors'
Association (PVDA) of the Visakha Vidyalaya Old Girls' Association was
held recently at the school premises, under the patronage of Principal
Vice Principal Kalani Suriyapperuma, Past Principals, M.N. Edussuriya
and Sita Siriwardena, Old Girls' Association Joint Secretary, Renuka
Dharmadasa, Medical Sub-Committee Convenor, Dr. Yasoma Weerasekara and
OGA Executive Committee members were also present.
Over a hundred teachers, past and present as well as members of the
non-academic staff made use of the medical facilities offered by the
camp. Many cued up from 8 am for blood tests and as the day progressed,
the medical units set up at the premises were busy providing numerous
Most of the doctors in the panel were past Visakhians with renowned
There were histopathology, orthopedic, psychiatric, dermatology,
neurology and rheumatology services as well as physiotherapy, ENT,
hearing screening, speech therapy, cardiology, US scan, ECG, dental,
eye, cancer and family planning units.
Services of a chest physician, endocrinologist, VOG, cardio thoracic
surgeon, VP and dietician were also available.
The school became a mini hospital, complete with a pharmacy and
The medical camp has been organised annually by the PVDA for over 15
years with physicians who are past Visakhians providing free services to
school Principals and teachers, Medical Sub-Committee Convener Dr.
Yasoma Weerasekara said.
This year, the sponsorships were provided by many quarters including
the National Cancer Control Unit, Family Planning Association, the
National Hospital, Eye Hospital and Vision Care, she said.
"This camp is a gesture of gratitude to the School's past and present
Principals and the teachers.
It is an opportunity for the past students who have now become
well-known doctors, to serve their teachers in return", Dr. Weerasekera