Deeply concerned about long-term medical recovery and well-being of bed-ridden War Heroes, many of those undergoing rehabilitation in exclusive wellness resorts, like Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura and Anuradhapura Abimansala, the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), has now undertaken a unique project to provide those dependent War Heroes with the most modern and highly sophisticated multifunctional electric wheelchairs of the highest quality and standards for the first time in Sri Lanka.
The SVAB on medical directions, given by specialists working in those sanatoriums for dependent War Heroes, has managed to get down two of those special wheelchairs from Taiwan as a pilot project at a concessionary cost of about Rs 7 lakhs, following an initiative taken by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, SVAB. This was the first time a wheelchair of this model was introduced to Sri Lanka. More of the same kind are to be imported depending on their long-term effectiveness and durability, the SVAB has decided.
Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, together with Mrs Jayasuriya, had a close look at those two state-of-the-art wheelchairs when they were brought to the Army Headquarters on Friday (14) afternoon before both of them were delivered to Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura for use of those totally dependent War Heroes, housed in it.
Lieutenant General Jayasuriya witnessed the multipurpose nature of the wheelchair which is capable of holding the patient upright, although his legs and limbs are not functional and sound. The Commander, impressed with its function and operational capabilities, gave directions at the same occasion to buy a few more in the future for the benefit of the disable, resident in Army wellness resorts.
Union Chemists (Pvt) Ltd on behalf of the Army has imported those chairs in collaboration with Comfort Company Ltd in Taiwan. Major General Jagath Alwis, Director General General Staff, Military Assistant and a few more officers were associated with the occasion.