BellNet Internet service and PC donated to Matara Hospital Neurology Unit

Lanka Bell has donated a powerful computer and BellNet Internet Service with a dedicated telephone line to the Neurology Department at the Matara General Hospital. A lot of research is being done all over the world to gain a deeper understanding of neurology and to find new cures, a media release said.

"Thanks to Lanka Bellís generous donation, doctors and surgeons at the Matara hospital can now use the Internet to find up-to-date information on new research and cures in the highly complex area of neurology. We can also keep in close touch with specialists all over the world via e-mail. We are very impressed by the speed at which the BellNet data line is functioning," Dr. Arjun Fernando, Consultant Neurologist, Matara Hospital said.

Earlier the doctors and surgeons had to use their personal computers at their homes in their spare time to get information via the Internet, he added.

All staff members at the Matara hospital now have access to the PC and BellNet Internet service.

Access is not restricted to the Neurology Department. All doctors and surgeons as well as their subordinates are using the system to access the enormous pool of medical information available on the Internet, the release said.

It is helping them to keep up with the latest theories and research, and thereby provide the best available cures to their patients, the release added.

"We are very pleased to learn that our donation to the Neurology Department is helping all the other doctors and surgeons as well," Suren Goonewardene, Lanka Bellís General Manager Finance, who coordinated the project, said.

"This is a part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme that is helping people and professionals from all walks of life to collectively benefit from our telephone and data services," he added.

Lanka Bell is a BOI approved company backed by several global giants. Its owners include Transasia Telecom (Singapore), Miel Investments (holding company of Transmarco, Singapore), AIDEC (Japan) and Nortel Networks (North America).