The aim of this project is to raise funds to equip a much needed, newly built Operating Theatre in the Orthopedic Unit of a premier tertiary care children’s hospital providing free operations and care. This endeavor will help children having orthopedic deformities and disorders, to correct their condition. Whilst the services are accessible to all Sri Lankan children, those who would benefit most are children from impoverished villages/areas to whom appropriate surgical care is unattainable.
In Sri Lanka 70% of 48,000 admissions per annum to this hospital are related to trauma. This premier hospital we wish to support, is the ultimate referral center for Pediatric Orthopedics in Sri Lanka, and handles almost all the complicated Pediatric Orthopedic surgeries, free of charge. A new theatre has been built for these expanded Orthopedic Services, however the necessary equipment and implants are still not available to commence surgeries for affected children with complex deformities.
This endeavor will help to establish a subspecialty unit of Pediatric Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery to accommodate the full spectrum of pediatric orthopedic conditions at this premier tertiary care children’s hospital in Sri Lanka. This will enable those children who are from low socio economic families having complicated orthopedic issues, to be addressed, and be cured from their deformities and disorders. These children will be given the best chance in life to lead a normal/improved life.
The project will help our Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons at this premier tertiary care children’s hospital in Sri Lanka to help more children with deformities and disorders in a timely manner with minimal delay. It will result in supporting children to whom appropriate surgical care would either be unattainable or non-existent, to lead a long, healthy, and a productive life. So your support will give these children the opportunity to reach their full potential and be contributing citizens.