Annual Hostel health Screening Programme – 2016
Hostellers are a very important set of individuals at Royal College, who have gained entry, after having secured highest marks at the Grade 5 scholarship examination.
With the objective of promoting health and wellbeing of the teenage hostellers, staying far away from their parents, The Royal College Doctors Association (RCDA) conducted the annual Health screening programme on the 8th of May,
.Over 200 Students were screened in total and, among them there were two children who were diagnosed with heart murmurs and one with undiagnosed absent seizures. In addition, there were many with visual problems including a child with very poor vision of both eyes which needed urgent attention.
Specialists Doctors in the areas of General Medicine, Surgery, ENT, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics Surgery, Cardiology, and Chest Medicine were present for specialized consultations and management. Eye and Dental clinics were also stationed for detailed and extensive screening and treatment. For those students who were diagnosed with chronic illnesses, referral letters were issued to specialized clinics for further investigations and follow ups.
Principal of Royal College Mr. B.A.Abeyrathne, , Warden, Royal College Hostel Mr. Chulathissa, and the secretary of the RCU Mr. Athula Munasinghe, , President of the RCDA Dr.Ajith Thennakoon, were present at the event.
This event was organised by Dr. Sathika Wijesekera, Dr. M.J.M. Mikram and Dr. Hareendra Kahawitharana.