Need for an emergency
Ordinary telephone systems get overloaded when
great numbers of people place calls into and out,
following disasters. Therefore a reliable “fail safe”
communication system is a vital tool health care
system especially following disasters.
Fast communication is a vital in managing critical
VHF Radio System based on
Gampaha District General Hospital
VHF radio communication equipments are provided to the
ambulances working for District General Hospital,
Gampaha and the ambulances from four other peripheral
hospitals Divulapitiya, Minuwangoa, Biyagama and
This system make it easy to contact any ambulance
mobiling within the Gampaha district and adjoining
Colombo District at any moment without any delay.
The system has been proven its usefulness immediately
following disasters and even during other emergencies to
find an ambulances quickly to transport the critical
Amateur Radio Serving Health
The project was an idea came from a Amateur radio
operator (4S7HG), and a medical doctor who is
working for state health sector. The project was funded
by the Medical Amateur Radio Council of the USA.
Amateur radio has found a simple but very sustainable
solution to the communication gap between the
ambulance service and health care centers, saving
Hemantha Gamage (MBBS, MSc)
148/4c, Sooriya Mawatha, Battramulla .
Amateur Radio Call Sign – 4S7HG