Annual Hostel health Screening Programme – 2019

The Royal College Doctors Association (RCDA) conducted the Annual Health screening Programme for the students of the Royal College Hostel on the 30th June for the year 2019. This was aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing of the hostellers, who stay away from their homes and parents and under the care of the warden and school. Over 200 Students were screened and were referred to specialist opinion if needed. Specialists Doctors in General Pediatrics, Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Psychiatry were present for specialized consultations and management. Eye and Dental clinics were stationed for detailed and extensive screening and treatment. Those students who have been identified to have chronic illnesses, referrals were done to specialized clinics for further investigations and follow ups.

For The second consecutive year special programme for adopting new environment and coping stressful situations was conducted for the grade 6 newcomers and proper identification of childhood behavior abnormalities for their parents are done by past royalist Pediatrics child psychiatrists Dr Wajantha Kothalawala and Miyuru Chandradasa simultaneously. Dr Ajith Thennkoon, President of RCDA, Mr Dhanuddara, the Warden, Royal College Hostel, and Mr. Mithila Mendis the Hon. Secretary of the RCU were also present at the event. The event was organized by Dr. Ashan George and Dinesh Pathiraja who made tireless effort to make this event a huge success.