Dear Sam As you are aware, Sri Lanka is in a rather serious situation with COVID -19 right now. And no vaccines.Today the Sri Lanka Medical Association launched the SLMA COVID Sahana fund to collect funds for a variety of activities. The objectives are:
1. To provide necessary support to healthcare institutions of the Ministry of Health, providing clinical care to COVID-19 patients
2. To provide education to the public on prevention and management of COVID-19 infection
3. To support the National Vaccination Programme to vaccinate 70% of the total population
4. To provide relief to Healthcare workers affected by COVID-19 infection
5. To support capacity building of healthcare staff on prevention and treatment
6. To provide financial assistance to children of families affected by COVID-19 long-term. Flyer is attached. More information on the initiative can be obtained via the following link; https://slma.lk/covidsahana/
Please read through the following communications that I received from Sree regarding an early intervention (as soon as you begin to feel the symptoms) with his experience in SriLanka. All his contact information is published with his permission.
Rt Hon Chris.Philp MP , House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA and
Rt Hon. Mr.Keir.Starmer, MP , House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Dear Chris and Keir
Please see my attachment below and help the British Population first and the whole world next.
Now that Boris is in Hospital can he as a Model [or Keir as Model for even Boris to learn] do the Steam Inhalation under Medical Supervision? Then a video recording can be shown via media.
This will reduce the number of Acute Emergency Admissions with Corona Virus Infection. This method will prevent deaths and get people to get immunity developed as well soon ( if the Medical Team looking after Boris accept).
As Queen told yesterday shall we be an example to the whole world of a brave generation and bring the pandemic under control and meet each other soon.
If only I have the energy and efficiency of Seelan it will be easy for Video, FaceBook, and Testimonials from patients and Doctors.
I have requested an Intensive Care Unit Consultant at Kingston Hospital to discuss with their Team dealing with Corona Virus cases. Once he comes back I will let you know.
For Video my daughter has to find a time when she does a weekly visit to us – she is struggling for time whilst caring for her neonate.
A retired Rheumatologist and a retired Ophthalmologist and a practicing Maxillo Facial Surgeon encouraged .me.Only after the video, I can request help from them. Re: Testimonials from patients – I have to see whether with one letter with three people contributing their names would do
With your support let me see how The Almighty Lord is going to pave the way for me to try and see whether the Emergency Admissions can be reduced and contribute to get the pandemic brought under control.
It would be worthwhile to listen to the experience of the first recovered Corvid-19 patient
Translation: The first part of the video is a message from Dr. Padeniya from IDH. He describes the recommended in-home treatment. He advises people to start Steam Inhalation, by boiling water in a pot with added medicinal leaves, etc and doing deep inhalation of steam, with the head covered with a towel or a cloth. He cautions to be careful to keep the eyes closed.
Next segment deals with the testing process.
The third segment shows the first-ever SL corvid patient relating his experience. He was short of breath upon arriving at the hospital. He remembers receiving oxygen which made him feel better. He later got disoriented. Then he goes on to describe how the doctors at IDH went to his home and gave steam treatments to his family. He believes that inhalation treatment saved his family from getting worse.