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The long awaited Positron Emission Tomography (PET) CT scanner which was purchased by public contribution was ceremonially handed over to Maharagama Apeksha Hospital by Kadijah Foundation President and the Fight Cancer Team (FCT) Founder Dr. M S H Mohamed today.

The high-tech state of the art machine which costs around Rs.202 million became a reality due to the contribution of 20 million people and the commitment of some 150 dedicated members of the Kadijah Foundation and the FCT.
Hundreds of people including the donors who supported were present at the Apeksha Hospital on foot in front of the Wellawatte Roxy Cinema via Nugegoda in a majestic parade showing the strength of the nation.

It was declared open by the hand of a small kid suffering from severe cancer. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, Apeksha Hospital staff also participated in the event. Pix by Lahiru Harshana

  Comments - 16

  • Eraj Sunday, 01 April 2018 06:17 PM

    Its an act of Heroic,

    Premalal Monday, 02 April 2018 06:08 PM

    If only our politicians forego just one of their duty free vehicles every 10 years. What more can be done?

    Indika Sunday, 01 April 2018 06:20 PM

    Really Appreciate your great effort Dr.Muhammed and all the Donors.All of you are real Sri Lankans whom dedicated for the well being of Humans

    Reviewcric Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:02 PM

    Why on earth is the minister of health participating? Did he even contribute one cent to this initiative? It's better to have had the common man participate without these jokers..

    KJ Monday, 02 April 2018 08:32 AM

    if not, these jokers will not let operate it.. if my gut feel is correct.. this is not an invitation rather forced to do so (invite)..

    Shiraz Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:37 PM

    “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Proud to be a Sri lankan.

    Lanka Perera Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:57 PM

    Minister Rajitha is shameless...He did nothing to bring the scanner apart from delaying it...He is still delaying the implementation of the LINAC programme to provide radiotherapy machines to peripheral hospitals.

    yahiya Monday, 02 April 2018 08:27 AM

    Do not mix politics with health sector. Rajitha is the best minister last five decade in health sector. Best wishes to all.

    Reviewcric Monday, 02 April 2018 09:11 PM

    You are quite thick aren't you?

    samayang Monday, 02 April 2018 08:44 AM

    exactly, why get politicians? the people did their job. they can only come and open what others do. shameless

    Mohamed AShraff Nazim Monday, 02 April 2018 11:14 AM

    Over 20 Million people dream came true on 1st April, 2018 it was a successful Pet Scanner Walk with the help of Donors and Public

    Asoka Monday, 02 April 2018 12:57 PM

    Why mix politics with health sector...??? The reason is the 225 parliamentarians sold their car permits and defrauded Rs.7 Billion to the country, including Rajitha !

    Jhone Monday, 02 April 2018 07:58 PM

    What you did Mr Rajitha?

    Anthony Tuesday, 03 April 2018 07:58 AM

    Why is a good for nothing fool like Rajitha at this event.

    Mohamed Husam Ghaffari Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:48 AM

    Really Appreciate the gr8 effort for everyone who had done this and we can see the country is improving

    PB Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:55 AM

    Why all those so called Patriots of our country is not doing any initiatives like this?

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