RCDA Medical Camp – February 2016

The Royal College Doctors’ Association conducted its annual teachers’ clinic on Sunday the 21st February 2016 at the Nawarangahala and the Middle School premises. This clinic was conducted for the 17th consecutive time.

In his welcome address the President of the Royal College Doctors Association (RCDA) said he was glad that the RCDA was able to show their gratitude to the teachers who taught them and their sons to be what they are today. He said that they transformed the whole area into a small hospital with all the specialties all under one roof. Dr. Tharif Zanud then made a presentation of the activities conducted by the RCDA so far for their Alma Mater.

The new Principal of Royal College Mr. B.A. Abeyratne then spoke. He commended the RCDA for the mega project under taken by the RCDA creating a good healthy generation. He said this is a meritorious project which shows the respect they show their teachers who are considered to be the gods of our world.

The President of the RCPTA Capt. M.N.Dharmaratne speaking on the occasion said it was his prime duty to thank all the RCDA members and the energetic committee who have toiled hard to make this event a success. He also quoted from a song by Pandit Amaradeva.

Former Principal Mr. S.H.Kumarasinghe, Assistant secretary of the OBU Mr. Mithila Mendis also spoke on the occasion. Mr. Mendis also thanked the former Principal Mr. Upali Giunasekara for the support extended at all times.

At the entrance to the Nawarangahala premises the teachers were registered and sent for screening with their personal files where they were attended by a number of doctors who directed them to various clinics after examination. This Medical camp was held for the benefit of the past teachers, their spouses, the present teachers and their spouses and also other Royal College staff members and their families. The success of the clinic is amply shown by the attendance which stood as follows. Past Teachers – 142; Present Teachers – 96; Teachers’ family members – 63; Other staff and family members – 39, 163. There were around 180 doctors and Medical specialists present on that day.

The teachers were sent a Personal Health Declaration Form to be duly filled and brought on that day.

We would like to thank the RCDA for this meritorious endeavor and we wish them all success in all their activities and also good health to continue with the good work done so far.