The RO water filter installed in Mahawilachchiya Rural Hospital is broken for a few months now. Once Kularathna Rajapaksha of Mahawilachchiya raised funds to repair it but recently, a technician confirmed this is beyond repair now. Around 3000 patients are treated monthly at the Out Patients Department (OPD) and around 300 patients are treated in the two wards per month.
Mahawilachchiya is one of the villages in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD.) As a result, everyone is advised to drink filtered water. People in the village will thank you all if you can contribute to install a brand new RO water filter in the hospital premises. (Earlier, Horizon Lanka was instrumental in finding a donation through Lak Saviya Foundation, Australia to donate a backup generator to the same hospital.)
A new 150 LPH (liters per hour) RO purifier will cost 292,000 LKR (2006 USD.) The Hospital Committee will take care of the maintenance cost. If you can contribute to this, please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ensure every cent is transparently spent and a good quality machine is installed.
Nimanditha Thathsarani Disanayaka and Prabodha Sandeepani Kalotuwawa of Grade 8