During the first quarter of 2016, we saw an average of 22 patients per day, treating a total of 654 patients.
The clinic was open 10 days each month to provide free healthcare services to the community of Yayawatta and Seenimodera in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, and the surrounding villages and communities of Palapotha, Kadurupokuna, and Seenimodera. The project goal is to provide medical care to tsunami-affected families and the less privileged to help build a healthy community.
This free health clinic is entirely a gift from Real Medicine Foundation, which has a heart to help our communities that suffer from the tsunami’s destruction and from poverty.
220 patients, 106 male and 114 female, were treated at Real Medicine Clinic in January.
216 patients, 99 male and 117 female, were treated at the Real Medicine Clinic Yayawatta in February.
218 patients were treated at Real Medicine Clinic in March.
After completing Real Medicine’s immediate tsunami relief efforts at the Mawella Camp Clinic, a second clinic was opened in Yayawatta in October 2006. The clinic is open for 10 days each month to provide free healthcare services to the community of Yayawatta and Seenimodera in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, and the surrounding villages and communities of Palapotha, Kadurupokuna, and Seenimodera. With no resources to hire private transportation and no access to public transport, the clinic provides the only locally based medical care within the community, easily accessible and within walking distance of most villages and beneficiaries. To expand our reach to the surrounding communities, our primary health care clinic staff conducts off-site clinics at local schools and community centers to provide poor rural children with free checks-ups, and medicines.
This project benefits 2 categories of patients:
1. Community members in Yayawatta, who lost their livelihoods and loved ones in the tsunami
2. Lower income families that live in the villages and communities surrounding Yayawatta
A total of 654 patients were treated at the Real Medicine Clinic during this reporting period.
Approximately 4,000 people.