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Nearly 2,200 people have received free medical checks this year courtesy of Ceylinco Life under the ‘Waidya Hamuwa’ (meet the doctor) community programme which has benefited over 135,000 people in 13 years.

Funded under the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, the Waidya Hamuwa programme is carried out by a team of doctors, medical and ophthalmic technicians and nurses that travel across the country, offering communities the facility of free consultancy and diagnostic checks.

In the first 10 months of 2016, Ceylinco Life’s Waidya Hamuwa team conducted free health camps in Kotahena (175 attendees), Divulapitiya (245), Dankotuwa (198), Panduwasnuwara (225), Veyangoda (240), Mirigama (218), Aralaganwila (245), Bibile (213), Anamaduwa (195) and Nikaweratiya (215), the company said.

Attendees receive a free examination by a doctor and undergo necessary diagnostic tests such as random blood sugar, ECG and blood pressure.

They also receive eye checks free of charge. These gatherings are used by Ceylinco Life to educate attendees on cancer and diabetes using video clips and other modes of communication.