Safe Motherhood Programme – Matale
The Second Safe Motherhood Programme for 2023 was successfully held at District General Hospital, Matale, on the 19th of May 2023. Capacity building of health professional doctors, institutional nurses and field staff was done.
The programme was designed and launched under the leadership of Prof S H Dodampahala, President of SLCOG, with the tremendous support of Dr(Mrs) Shemoon Marleen, Chairman-Scientific Activities & Research and Dr S P Akmeemana, Chairman-Regional Activities & Development. Dr Lasantha Rajapaksha and Dr Chandana Karunathilake coordinated the programme on behalf of the SLCOG.
Dr Y M S S Yapa, Hospital Director, DGH, Matale, Dr Nihal Weerasuriya, Provincial Director and Dr Chaminda Weerakoon, Regional Director, participated and addressed the gathering at the inauguration.
This was a one-day programme, and after the inaugural session, three parallel sessions for field staff, doctors and nurses were conducted by well-experienced senior members of the college.
At the end of the inaugural program, there was a session to provide space for discussing with the health administrators of the area the challenges and problems faced by the professionals.
At the end of the day, it was a very productive event pertaining to maternity care. All the members of the college who participated in the event as well as who extended support in numerous ways must be appreciated for the excellent work done.