During the second quarter of 2016, we saw an average of 22 patients per day, treating a total of 653 patients. The clinic was open 10 days each month, from 7:00 am to 11:00 am, 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. 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.
This project benefits 2 categories of patients:
215 patients, 99 male and 116 female, were treated at the Real Medicine Clinic in April.
218 patients, 100 male and 118 female, were treated at the Real Medicine Clinic Yayawatta in May.
220 patients, 102 male and 118 female, were treated at the Real Medicine Clinic in June.
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.
A total of 653 patients were treated at the Real Medicine Clinic during this reporting period.
Approximately 4,000 people
Yasini is a 2-and-a-half-year-old girl from Yayawatta, and a beneficiary of the Real Medicine Clinic. Yasini’s mother brought her to the Real Medicine Clinic with a fever, cough, and cold. When she arrived at the clinic, Yasini had had a fever for 3 days.
When we examined her, we found that the air entry to Yasini’s right lung was very slow. After thorough examination, we referred her to the Base Hospital in Tangalle. Yasini was admitted as an inpatient at Tangalle Hospital. X-rays and many tests revealed that Yasini’s right lung was full of phlegm. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and treated accordingly.