The Fight Cancer Team Sri Lanka was formed in 2016 with the initiation of the project to donate a PET/CT Scanner to the Apeksha Cancer Hospital. This team was founded by Mr. MSH Mohamed upon the request of his son, late Humaid Mohamed, who died due to osteo sarcoma on 11th September 2017.
Humaid’s wish was to donate a PET Scanner to the Maharagama Apeksha cancer hospital to help poor patients get their cancer accurately diagnosed free of charge as they could not afford the huge cost of a PET Scan (roughly Rs.150,000) offered by a private hospital in Sri Lanka.
Mr. MSH Mohamed along with his Fight Cancer Team raised Rs 250 Million within 3 months from the Sri Lankan general public and donated the PET/CT Scanner to the Apeksha Cancer Hospital on 1st of April 2018.
This PET/CT Scanner was the first PET Scanner in Sri Lanka to operate in a government hospital. As a result of this donation the cancer hospital, at present, carries out PET Scans once a week (four times a month). The radio-active drug called “FDG” is imported from India for every such session to inject the patients prior to the PET scan. This PET Scanner, by now, has carried out more than thousand PET Scans and many CT Scans on the Cancer patients, free of charge. k Accent