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‘Know well your Heart and Bypass Heart Surgery’

30 November 2015 06:30 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka is to join hands with the Heart to Heart Trust Fund, inaugurated to do free heart surgery for the poor and underprivileged. In this connection a seminar/Forum on “Bypass Heart Surgery ” has been organized  to promote the Fund on 4th  December  2015 from 3.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m at the Chamber auditorium, Colombo -10. 

A panel of professional Doctors will team up to make  presentations on very important topics. Dr.Rajitha de Silva, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon , Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital will speak on Bypass Heart    Surgery -advantages/risks, Keyhole coronary bypass surgery, Robotic arm assisted minimally invasive cardiac surgery-(the smallest incision to provide the safest and most successful surgery.)

Dr. Ruwan Ekanayake – the Eminent Consultant Cardiologist ,will speak on all aspects of  heart diseases, prevention and care, advise to patients after a heart attack etc.

Heart to Heart Trust  Fund was co-founded  by the two dedicated Doctors, Dr Rajitha de Silva and his guru Dr Ruwan Ekanayake , to help the poor and underprivileged who cannot afford to meet the heavy financial costs to have free heart surgeries, fully paid by the fund. Monies donated by well wishers, entrepreneurs and public to this Fund are utilized for  this purpose to do free surgery. Another significant feature at the SJGH is the -Keyhole coronary bypass surgery performed for the first time in January this year, by  Dr Rajitha de Silva, creating a  trailblazer in government-sector hospitals.

Dr Athula Kahandaliyanege, Chairman , Sri Jayawardenepura   Hospital and  Director, Dr Susitha  Senaratne,  are expected  to address the gathering.
There will also be a Q & A session where members will be free to ask questions  from the Panel. For registration,  kindly contact Chamber TP 4741788 Fouad email;

  Comments - 1

  • Veddah Saturday, 28 November 2020 06:55 PM

    It is disgusting that people who cannot afford are going to die because the people who can are happy to enjoy little luxuries. Giving up a little will mean a mother or father or son or daughter will have essential heart surgery

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