Annual Grade 6 Screening Project , June 2019

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

Medical Problem Category Number % of students with problem % from total students
Visual impairment 88 14 12
Overweight/Obese 35 5.7 5.1
Underweight 42 6.8 6.1
Dental issues 52 8.4 7.5
Psychological/Behavioral 22 3.5 3.2
Respiratory 09 1.4 1.3
Vaccination failure 05 0.8 0.7
Reduced Hearing 02 0.3 0.2
Cardiac 06 0.9 0.8
Dermatology 09 1.4 1.3
Lymphadenopathy 04 0.6 0.5

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.