URGENT PLEA TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOSPITAL SERVICES COUNCIL
Due to the unfortunate incidents of Sunday 21st April 2019, a vast number of innocent Christian devotees and tourists have lost their lives and many more are still in hospitals in absolute pain and suffering. We express our deepest sympathies to all families in deep shock and grief on the sudden loss of their loved ones, while wishing a speedy recovery to all those injured and recovering from the gruesome incident.
The Hospital Services Council has decided to award wheelchairs and Crutches to the injured presently receiving treatment at the hospitals and would appreciate your kind contributions to facilitate the project specially at this hour of national need.
The items required and the cost of each are stated below:
110 sets of crutches : 110 @ Rs.1,000 each
(A) Normal : 55 @Rs.11,000
(B) With commode : 15 @ Rs.17,500
(C) Disabled : 10 @ Rs.24,500
The items are required at the National Hospital Colombo, the Negombo General Hospital and the Batticaloa Base Hospital.
We kindly invite you to join in this most noble cause at this urgent moment of national disaster. Please note that donations of any amounts will be accepted towards the project. Kindly mention your name (Ex: Your Name – 0421 (Kumara Gamage 0421) as the reference of the transaction.
Methods of Donation –
(1) Account Name : Hospital Services Council. Sri Lanka
Bank Name : Bank of Ceylon
Bank Account No : 0001781368
Branch : Regent Street
(2) Via the Hospital Services Council website – http://nirodhaya.org/
(3) For donors from Australia – HOSCA (Hospital Services Council Australia)
Account details- Hospital Services Council Australia Incorporated.
BSB- 063-385. Account No. 1071 772.
(4) Donors from Canada & USA, please contact Ven. Rajawelle Subhuthu Thero, Director – Hospital Services Council through the following contact for further information. Viber +94773177714, USA no (or WhatsApp) +12025696125
Thank you for your kind corporation in the name of humanity!! Many Blessings to you all!
Australia : Neil Ranatunga : +61 425 647 100
UK : Ajith De Silva: +447791880157
Canada Ottawa : Sarath Alwis, +6137445979
Toronto : Milton Jayarathne, +1647-772-6604
USA Washington : Nimal Jayarathne, +7034307425
California : Prabath Silva, (925) 580 4550
Texas : Hemaka Mendis, +14092256499
Michigan : Prabhath D. Rajakaruna, +1734-657-5484
New York : Shaluka, +1646 726-3330
The council conducts all these social service activities with the assistance of various donors who help us by contributing both cash and kind.
There are more than 25,000 patients seeking outdoor treatment from the National Hospital daily and there are around 3,000 in house patients being treated by the hospital daily. We have found that out of this large community who seek services of the National Hospital daily, around 2% of the people are extremely poor with no wealth at all. Some of these patients are transferred from rural hospitals to the National hospital and they only have the cloths they wear when they are transferred to the National hospital. We have further observed that this number is increasing and hence the service potential of the council is also increasing.
In order to cater to this increase in demand, we have to expand the activities of the council for which we need more resources.
කැනඩාව ඇමෙරිකාව එංගලන්තය සහ විශේෂයෙන් ඕස්ට්රෙලියාවේ විවිධ ප්රාන්ත වලින් අප වෙත එවන සෙල්ලම්බඩු රෝ්හල්වල නේවාසිකව ප්රතිකාර ලබන රෝගී දරුවන්ගේ සතුට පිණිස ලබා දීම. මෙම අවස්ථාවට රෝහල් සේවා මණ්ඩලයේ අධ්යක්ෂ පූජ්ය රජවැල්ලේ සුභූති හිමියන් ද, ළමා රෝහලේ නියොජ්ය අධ්යක්ෂ වෛද්ය දන්තනාරායන, මෙල්බන්හි මිහිදු ලමා පදනමේ විනීතා විජේරත්න සහ සරත් විජේරත්න මහත්ම මහත්මීන් ද සහභාගී වූහ. සෙල්ලම්බඩු එවූ මිහිදු ළමා පදනමේ දුවාදරුවනට විශේෂයෙන් කෘතඥ වෙමු. හැමට නිරෝග සුව වේවා.
Spandana 19 -Thank You for support!
Main Activities of the Council
Provision of financial assistance for needy patients as recommended by the hospital authorities for the
- Purchase urgent medicines not available in the hospital from State Pharmaceuticals Corporation Pharmacy (Osu Sala).
- For critical medical tests done through private hospitals quickly due to either delays at the National Hospital or non-availability of such facilities at the National Hospital.
- For any other reason falling within the council objectives.
Provision of material assistance for needy patients as recommended by the hospital authorities such as the following.
- Daily needs such as tooth brushes, tooth past, soap, tea & sugar etc.
- Nutritional food products such as milk power etc.
- Wheel chairs etc.
Provision of Buddhist religious blessings to patients and hospital staff.
Provision of important medical equipment required by the hospital with the assistance of donors.
Assist in cash and kind for regular upkeep and proper maintenance of hospital facilities.
Health is wealth. Wealth is enhanced by both the physical and mental health. Less attention is paid to the aspect of mental health against the attention paid to physical health. The happiness that one acquires through desire, hatred and anger developed in one’s mind, cannot be considered as real happiness. When analyzed carefully that sort of happiness tends to make one’s mind sick. We all know that correct mental happiness helps in enhancing physical health.
When one is able to help another with kindness, care and compassion, a sense of happiness in the mind, brings real mental happiness.
We all want to lead a long healthy life. If one is able to help to enhance the quality of life of a human being who is suffering from an illness, such persons are bound to acquire health, happiness and long life.
The National Hospital Service Council has been rendering yeoman service for over thirty years in providing all necessities to needy patients undergoing treatment. It is noteworthy that a devoted set of both lay and clergy is continuing the mission of the late Venerable Panwila Vipassi Thera the founder of the NHSC.
Looking back on the past one year, we can breathe a sigh of relief that we have been able to provide a better service than in the previous years. We are unable to meet all the requests for assistance due to lack of funds and it is the responsibility of every one to strengthen our resources.
The Board of Directors of the National Hospital, the Chief Matron and the Special Grade Nursing staff, Consultants and other medical staff, the Hospital Secretaries and all other staff all of whom extend their fullest cooperation for our activities deserve our warmest appreciation. Much merit to all! I wish to make special mention of the service rendered by the nursing and other staff, who identify the needy patients and refer them to us. I offer merit to them.
Furthermore, I am happy we were able to present an audited report and accounts on the funds and materials we have received from the beneficiaries during the past year too. It demonstrates our transparency.
Much merit to all for their dedicated and committed service.
Rev. Rajawelle Subhuti Thera
Hospital Service Council
Vipassi Buddhist center