Moolai Cooperative Hospital, Chulipuram, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
The first nonprofit, employee-owned hospital of its kind in Southeast Asia, Moolai Cooperative Hospital (MCH) in Jaffna is a point of pride for the community – not only to those living in its vicinity, but for all who have connections to Jaffna and to the country of Sri Lanka.
Sadly, the groundbreaking hospital fell victim to the violence of the Sri Lankan Civil War, and was damaged by shelling and bombing in the early 1990s. Though it subsequently reopened in 1996, renovation is ongoing*.
As we rebuild the hospital after the destruction of the war, MCH’s staff and leadership aren’t only trying to recapture its past glory, but looking forward to offering the most advanced medical treatments available in a variety of specialty areas. To achieve this vision, MCH is in the process of establishing state-of-the-art Reference Laboratory Services to benefit patients in the Northern Province.
Our current emphasis is on providing endocrinology and andrology lab services to the planned Assisted Reproductive Center of MCH, which will benefit patients seeking fertility treatment. To access the services needed, patients who are experiencing fertility challenges currently have to travel to Colombo or India at an exorbitant cost and tremendous inconvenience.
Our goal is to raise $28,000 to support this vision for MCH Laboratory Services. We have identified a generous benefactor who is willing to match the first $8,000. This means that every dollar contributed, up to the first $8,000, will be matched 1:1.
Assisting couples who wish to become parents or grow their families is one of the greatest gifts that the medical field has to offer. We hope that you will help us make these services a reality for patients in the Northern Province.
Contributions to this project are tax-deductible under Section 501 (c) (3) of the US Internal Revenue Service Code. For more information on this project, please contact Jay Jeyendran at Jeyendran@sbcglobal.net or 630-308-4039 (US).
Please Note: MCH is administered by a committee of 14 volunteer board members. Board Chairman Mr. M. Gnaneswaran and Medical Superintendent Dr. S. Surenthirakumaran manage the hospital’s day-to-day administration and finances.
* “Birth, Death and Rebirth of Jaffna’s Moolai Cooperative Hospital” by Jekhan Aruliah