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Colombo hosts public awareness walk on Scoliosis

February 29, Colombo (LNW): To address the longstanding issue of scoliosis affecting children in the country, a public awareness walk is scheduled to take place in Colombo on the forthcoming Saturday, March 02.

Organised by Lanka E Doc in collaboration with the Apollo Hospitals Group of India, the initiative aims to raise awareness about scoliosis and its management.

The walk, coordinated jointly by the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Health, will commence at 7 am from Independence Square to Vihara Maha Devi Park in Colombo, with the participation of students from numerous national schools in Colombo and Gampaha.

Following the walk, a complimentary medical clinic will be conducted at Vihara Maha Devi Park until 2 pm, featuring specialist doctors from both India and Sri Lanka.

Distinguished individuals including Jitu Jose, Vice President of the International Division of Apollo Hospitals Group of India, Sajan K Hegde, Chief of Surgery, and Dr. Appai Krishnan, Spine Surgeon, alongside Dr. Vignesh and other specialists from both countries, will partake in the walk and the subsequent clinic.

Dr. Niluka Welikala, Managing Director of Lanka E Doc, encourages parents of children exhibiting symptoms or diagnosed with scoliosis to attend the clinic.

Further information and registration can be facilitated through the WhatsApp number 0743913395.

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