SLMA donates pulse oximeters to patients


The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) recently made an initial donation of pulse oximeters to Covid-19 patients in the Colombo District who are being triaged and home managed under the SLMA’s Doc 247 call service.

A pulse oximeter is a noninvasive device placed on an individual’s fingertip and uses light beams to estimate the oxygen saturation of the blood and the pulse rate. A normal level of oxygen is usually 95% or higher, so if at any point a patient’s readout is less, patients should contact a healthcare provider.

These potentially life-saving devices which were purchased by Covid Sahana, the SLMA Covid relief fund, were handed over to National Operation Centre for Prevention of the Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Head, Acting Chief of Defence Staff, and Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva in the presence of Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Asela Gunawardena and other members of the SLMA.

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