This is our new community project that serves poor cancer patients who do not have a place to sleep while they are on medical treatments. In Sri Lanka, many people from rural areas have to come to the city to get treatments. These hospitals in cities are run by the government and treat free of charge.
To come to the hospital, these cancer patients have to travel long distances using public transportation. They come a day before from homes so that they can be at the doctor on time in the morning. The hospital does not have facilities for them to stay overnight or even to wash their face in the morning. I personally saw hundreds of unfortunate, weak, sick, old, young people sleeping in the rain at bus stops and pavements.
We already got a piece of land in walking distance from the Karapitiya hospital in Galle. We are in the process of building a resting house with fifty beds for the sick to sleep and rest with minimum facilities. The project costs about $150,000. The infrastructure work is going on now to start the building. We hope to finish the project by the end of 2017. (all donations are tax deductible)
Architect : Thushari Kariyawasam (volunteer)
Engineer : Sujeewa Ranawaka (volunteer)