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Urgent COVID-19 Appeal

As the lockdown in the United Kingdom gradually eases and we get back to a sense of normality, the COVID situation in Sri Lanka is, alarmingly, rapidly escalating. At the time of writing, Sri Lanka has 2429 new cases today alone - the highest number since the Pandemic first hit in February 2020. Deaths have reached nearly 900. We at, Medical Aid to Sri Lanka, want to act urgently to help our friends and family back home.

There is an urgent need for various equipment to help tackle the escalating crisis. This equipment includes:

1) Beds to care for the increased number of patients needing help in the Intensive Care Units

2) Pulse oximeters to help doctors monitor their patients oxygen levels

3) BiPAP machines are needed to help push pressurised air into patients lungs, when they are too sick to be able to breathe fully themselves.

4) Personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical staff working in hospitals and caring for Covid-19 patients.

Medical Aid to Sri Lanka hopes to raise a total of £10,000 by the end of next week, in order to meet the urgent need for this crucial equipment. We appeal to you, as friends and supporters of our organisation for many years now, to come forward and help our motherland in her hour of need. The equipment will be sent to Chilaw and Iranawila Hospitals.

Please donate at either:

https://www.givey.com/urgentcovidappeal

OR

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/medicalaidtosrilankacovidappeal

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Medical Aid to Sri Lanka is a registered charity aiming to help improve medical facilities in Sri Lanka. Started in 1995, we have donated over £400,000 worth of equipment and medical supplies to various government health institutions and have also supported training of health workers.