NCCSL promotes Heart-to-Heart fund
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) and the
Heart-to-Heart Trust Fund, have launched a program to conduct free heart
surgery for the poor and underprivileged.
seminar 'Bypass Heart Surgery' will be held on Friday, December 4 from
3-5 p.m at the Chamber auditorium, D. R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo
10, to promote the Fund.
A panel of doctors will make presentations on important topics.
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital, Dr.
Rajitha de Silva, will speak on Bypass Heart Surgery - advantages and
risks, Keyhole coronary bypass surgery, Robotic arm assisted minimally
invasive cardiac surgery (the smallest incision to provide the safest
and most successful surgery).
Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Ruwan Ekanayake will speak on all
aspects of heart diseases, prevention and care.
Heart-to-Heart Trust Fund was co-founded by the two dedicated
doctors, Dr Rajitha de Silva and his guru Dr Ruwan Ekanayake, to help
the poor and underprivileged who cannot afford to meet the heavy
financial costs to have heart surgery, fully paid by the fund.
Money donated by well-wishers, entrepreneurs and the public to this
Fund is used to conduct free surgery. Another significant feature at the
SJGH is keyhole coronary bypass surgery performed for the first time in
January this year by Dr Rajitha de Silva, a trailblazer in
Chairman, Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital, Dr Athula Kahandaliyanege and
Director, Dr. Susitha Senaratne, are also due to speak at the seminar.