ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday February 24, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 39
Financial Times  

Unique UK website to help Sri Lankan hospitals

The Association of Professional Sri Lankans (APSL), UK has launched a unique website to help Sri Lankan hospitals.

A pilot project has been approved by the Health Ministry and it is being implemented at the Colombo South hospital. The association said if successful all other major hospitals in the country too could benefit from the project.

The APSL website will list the hospital needs approved by the hospital director. These requirements are a mixture of medical equipment and non medical items for the hospital use such as mosquito nets, water filters etc. The donors may be surprised to find the cost of some items starts from as little as a few hundred rupees to suit the pockets of anyone who wishes to donate. Ideally these items could be bought from local companies and handed over to the hospital authorities by the donors themselves or on their behalf their friends or relatives in Sri Lanka.

One can access the website by going to the APSL official site and clicking on Sri Lanka hospitals needs page. This website does not have facilities or authority to collect financial donations or funds as the plan is for the donors to buy the items locally from companies (listed on the website) and hand it directly to a nominee of the hospital director.


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