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    Rotary, Zuiko Pharma donates essential medicines for Easter Sunday victims

    July 06, 2019

    Essential wound care dressings that are required for speedier healing for Easter Sunday bomb victims at the National Hospital in Colombo and at the District Hospital in Negombo were donated by the Rotary Club of Colombo Centennial in partnership with Zuiko Medicals, Japan.The donation is sufficient to treat up to 500 wounded patients at the hospitals including visiting patients and other surgical ward patients suffering from severe burn and other wounds caused by accidents and illnesses. Part of the donation will also be used for the plastic surgery ward where patients with severe reconstruction requirements and wounds are attended.

    The donation includes high quality Plus moist wound dressing, one of the newest and innovative wound dressing developed with Japanese technology by Zuiko Medical Corporation in Japan, on new medical therapy concept of moist healing.“This can help patients protect their wounds and facilitate the healing process which is an essential part of recovery. Many patients suffer from amputation, infections and other illnesses caused by wounds that are not dressed properly and, in some instances, this even lead to death due to lack of appropriate and high-quality wound dressing,” said Dr. Mahanama Gunesekera, Consultant Surgeon of the National Hospital in Colombo and the Immediate Past President of the College of Surgeons.

    Dr. Gunesekera said that 50% of inpatient wounds are chronic wounds that require special dressing and that the health sector spends almost 10% of its funds on wound healing and quality wound dressing which is very expensive.

    The Rotary Club of Colombo Centennial has been supporting communities and volunteering to help the recovery of victims of numerous natural and man-made disasters.

    “As a leading club of Rotary Sri Lanka, we are proud to have had the opportunity to help the physical healing process of victims of the Easter bombings and we hope to continue this initiative through future activities as well,” said Rtn Tissa Dissanayake, President of the Rotary Club of Colombo Centennial.

    The wound dressing rapidly heals the wound with no pain or scar. This can be used for any type of wounds such as burns, ulcers, pressure ulcers, crush wounds, surroundings of medical devices, rashes, eczema, infantile impetigo and herpes zoster. “Moist wound healing is the practice of keeping a wound in an optimally moist environment in order to promote faster healing. Research has shown that moist wound healing is three to five times quicker than the healing of wounds that are allowed to dry out,” said Dr. Nishantha Nanayakkara, Chairman at Akmed Pharma the sole distributors of Plus moist wound dressing in Sri Lanka. Akmed Pharma is the local counterpart of Zuiko Medical Corporation, Japan which manufactures equipment for disposable hygiene products, such as paper diapers and sanitary napkins, to numerous countries worldwide.Zuiko Medical is focusing its efforts on developing medicalsupplies such as wound dressings that are essential for the implementation and spread of moist wound healing, and aims to produce medical supplies that upturn existing concepts to guarantee astonishing and impressive therapeutic value.

    “Wound healing is undergoing a paradigm shift from the traditional treatment methods, whereby the surface of the wound is dried using gauze, to "Moist Wound Healing”, a treatment method whereby the growth of cells on the surface of the wound is promoted by keeping a moist environment,” Dr. Nanayakkara said.

    Last modified on Saturday, 06 July 2019 10:44

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