Donating a PCR Machine
to a Hospital in Sri Lanka

There are currently only a limited number of PCR machines in Sri Lanka. Delays in PCR testing often lead to an increase in the number of coronavirus infections. Our hope is to donate a PCR machine for the Kegalle District, Sri Lanka.

 

Below amount we raised from another Fundraiser. When the sum of the two fundraisers equals 5 million rupees (36,961AUD), we hope to hold these campaigns

රු 90,019 of රු 5.3 million raised

Donating a PCR Machine to a Hospital
in Sri Lanka

By Nadula Karunaratna, partnered with SamajaSathkara.lk

The Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka is an area of 4,968 square kilometers. Kegalle and Ratnapura districts belong to Sabaragamuwa Province. According to the 2011 census, there are 1,918,880 people living in the Province. Sabaragamuwa is the 5th most populous province in Sri Lanka.

Do you know that only the General Hospital in the Ratnapura District currently has a PCR machine for such a large area. If a patient is found with sudden COVID-19 symptoms the PCR samples have to be taken to Kandy or Colombo hospitals for testing. Each hour results delayed keeps infected people out in the society. Leading to infection rate ripping through unsuspected poor lives in rural areas.

To make the situation worse, in the case of recent deaths, it took several days to retrieve the body due to delays in PCR tests. In such cases, the cold storage facilities in the mortuaries of the hospitals are not sufficient.

Hence we created this campaign, we are hoping to gather the support of everyone who is willing to help in donating a PCR machine to the Warakapola Hospital in the Kegalle District in Sri Lanka.

The need for a PCR machine will not go away even if the COVID-19 pandemic is over. This machine can be used to diagnose many other diseases. So donating a PCR machine to a hospital is a great donation that will save thousands of lives over the years.

Nadula Karunaratna an IT consultant from Australia, join hands with Danesh Edirisooriya director of SamajaSathkara.lk foundation in Sri Lanka, started this campaign to raise money for this PCR machine worth 5 million Sri Lankan rupees (AUD 37k+).

Every dollar counts and your contribution saves lives.

Thank you

The Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka is an area of 4,968 square kilometers. Kegalle and Ratnapura districts belong to Sabaragamuwa Province. According to the 2011 census, there are 1,918,880 people living in the Province. Sabaragamuwa is the 5th most populous province in Sri Lanka.

Do you know that only the General Hospital in the Ratnapura District currently has a PCR machine for such a large area. If a patient is found with sudden COVID-19 symptoms the PCR samples have to be taken to Kandy or Colombo hospitals for testing. Each hour results delayed keeps infected people out in the society. Leading to infection rate ripping through unsuspected poor lives in rural areas.

To make the situation worse, in the case of recent deaths, it took several days to retrieve the body due to delays in PCR tests. In such cases, the cold storage facilities in the mortuaries of the hospitals are not sufficient.

Hence we created this campaign, we are hoping to gather the support of everyone who is willing to help in donating a PCR machine to the Warakapola Hospital in the Kegalle District in Sri Lanka.

The need for a PCR machine will not go away even if the COVID-19 pandemic is over. This machine can be used to diagnose many other diseases. So donating a PCR machine to a hospital is a great donation that will save thousands of lives over the years.

Nadula Karunaratna an IT consultant from Australia, join hands with Danesh Edirisooriya director of SamajaSathkara.lk foundation in Sri Lanka, started this campaign to raise money for this PCR machine worth 5 million Sri Lankan rupees (AUD 37k+).

Every dollar counts and your contribution saves lives.

Thank you

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Our Project Plan

There are currently only a limited number of PCR machines in Sri Lanka. Delays in PCR testing often lead to an increase in the number of coronavirus infections. Our hope is to donate a PCR machine for the Kegalle District, Sri Lanka.

 

QIAquant® 96 5plex PCR System

QIAGEN -Germany
Warranty – 02 years + 5 year service warranty
Price : Total Amount with VAT (LKR) 5,000,000 (AUD 36,937)

Specification : 

Block based real time pcr instrument with a combination of high quality thermal elements, fast heating and cooling ramping rates and a fiber-optic shuttle system thats enables shorter cycling times to less than 30 minutes.

  • 96 well block based cycler with 5 channels.
  • 96-well gold-coated silver block > Motorized heated lid
  • Fast fiber-Optic Shuttle System > Fast cycling thermal block with gradient function
  • Full colour Touchscreen interface for run set up and instrument control

With

  • Branded Laptop
  • 96 well Block
  • 0.2ml qPCR tubes x 1000 tubes

TERMS & CONDITION

  • The prices are valid for 90 days
  • Delivery can be made within 60 days after the original purchase order is received
  • Delivery is free of charge

 
View the Quotation

Thilan Wickramarachchi, Ph.D
General Manager – Microtech Biological (Pvt) Ltd
No 211/1 C, Palanwatta Road, Rathmaldeniya, Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka
Tele : +94 115 742693 Fax: +94 112 818802
E-mail : sales@microtech-bio.com Web : www.microtech-bio.com

Project Updates

Project Updates description goes here…

Meet Our Team

Nadula Karunaratna
Main Organizer

Nadula has a passion to give back to communities in Sri Lanka which are underserved.

Danesh Edirisooriya
Project Manager
Danesh manages the projects in Sri Lanka from initiation to completion. He is the Director of SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation. Danesh is a award winning community volunteer and an entrepreneur based in Sri Lanka.
Nilanthi Edirisooriya
Project Supervisor 
Nilanthi is the project supervisor with SamajaSathkara.lk
Foundation with a great passion to help people.
Lahiru Nuwan
Project Coordinator
Lahiru is the project coordinator for these projects.

About Our Organization

SamajaSathkara.lk

Helping Everyone | Everyday | Everywhere

Every day, SamajaSathkara.lk helps people in poorest communities in rural areas of Sri Lanka to survive and thrive. Linking kind hearted people with who are in real need. The beloved father of Danesh Maduranga Edirisooriya, Mr. B.H. Edirisooriya was in the view of helping out the needy, and during his lifetime he was engaged in such activities.
Danesh, following his fathers foot-steps along with his younger sister Nilanthi Edirisooriya (Vice President – SamajaSathkara.lk), came up this novel concept. Hence this idea was born in 2006.

Now Danesh working with facebook friends to enhance its services. It’s a registered foundation – Reg No. GA3032

Facebook Crowd-Funding Organization

Project Funded

We have been doing a lot of projects since 2006 through Facebook. Facebook friends have been contributing since 2012.

Beneficiaries

With the help of Facebook friends, we have helped a lot of needy people.

Years Experience

SamajaSathkara.lk is the largest social media foundation in Sri Lanka with many years of experience. We are also the first registered foundation to do things that are good for the community through Facebook.

Donors & Volunteers Supported

A large number of people have contributed to our projects via Facebook.

Contact Our Team

If you need to contact the Organizer/Project Manager or if you like to have a customized project for your need please contact us. Sri Lankans can directly contact the SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation for Future Projects. We can do projects for your special events such as birthdays, anniveraries etc.
Dial +94701 10 10 10 to contact Danesh Edirisooriya.

Contact the Organizer

nadula@gmail.com

Contact the Project Manager

info@samajasathkara.lk