Recognizing the importance of frequent medical examinations among school children, the volunteer hands at the Royal College Doctors’ Association (RCDA), in collaboration with the Loyalty Pledge, carried out the annual grade 06 screening programme on June 22nd at college premise.
Each year, these medical examinations determine factors such as Nutritional status, vision, hearing, psychological and other systemic illnesses. Past Royalist doctors participated in the screening process.
Total number of students screened were 613 and 246 found to have medical problems. Medical problems divided as follows
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Of the students who took part in the medical checkup, those diagnosed with defects and diseases were referred to relevant clinics for investigation, treatment and follow up.
The RCDA wishes to convey its gratitude to Mr.B.A.Abeyrathne – the Principal of the Royal College, Mr Mithila Mendis, Secretary of RCU, Dr.Ajith Thennakoon – the President of the RCDA for their advice, guidance and encouragement. A special thank should be delivered to Dr Deshan Adihetti and Dr Amila Pathmathilake who had coordinated RCDA with the school authority and made a relentless effort in organizing a large scale event like this successfully
The effort and dedication of the medical ‘task force’ at RCDA, that is the Old Royalists who volunteer their time and care must be commended and appreciated for the reason that they put much love and care in giving back to their beloved alma mater.