Under the guidance of Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri, second Medical Camp for Non-Communicable Diseases was conducted for the members of Governor’s Seniors’ Citizen Club on 01 November 2014 at Mallakam Sribaskaran Hall.
At this camp, 06 medical officers including ENT specialist conducted the camp. More than 250 members participated and benefitted.
It was recommended by medical officers to issue spectacles for 65 senior citizens and hearing aids for 03 members.
It should be noted that wheel-chairs, white canes and spectacles are to be issued by Governor on 08thNovember 2014. Further, as per the request of the MOH of Tellipalai Dr.Nanthakumar, such type of medical camp will be conducted at resettled area of Keerimalai.
Opening ceremony of Vaikarai – The health care center for spinal cord injured people, Pampaimadu Ayurveda Hospital premises was held on 17th January 2014. The Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council Justice C.V.Wigneswaran participated as the chief guest and ceremonially declared open the center.
This health care center was established with the effort of Health Minister Dr. P. Sathiyalingam to support those who are affected by spinal cord issues. Obviously this center will serve them to return their normal life and involve their day-to-day activities without any ache.
This kind of health center will be established in other districts too after collecting the details of number of affected people.
Provincial Minister of Health Dr.P. Sathiyalingam, Provincial Minister of Education T. Kurukularajah, Provincial Member of Fisheries and Transport B. Deniswaran, Parliamentarian N. Sivasakthy Ananthan, Members of Northern Provincial Council and officials from Provincial Ministry of Health also took part in the event.
Another medical camp to identify heart patients in Jaffna and to refer them for further treatment was organized by the 511 Brigade at Atchuvely Central College on 31st March. A medical team from Asiri Heart Care Centre, Colombo arrived from Colombo at invitation of the Commander 511 Brigade Colonel Wijendra Gunathilake to conduct the clinic.
Commander Security Forces – Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe attended the inauguration of clinic as the Chief Guest. This medical camp was sponsored by the Atchuvely Lions’ Club for the second time.
Nearly 300 civilians from the 511 Brigade area attended the clinic, and 9 out of the total examined were advised to seek immediate admission to hospital for surgeries. Many others were educated on preventive measures after examining their ECG reports. Facilities for blood and ECG tests had been made available free at the venue.
During such clinic conducted by the 511 Brigade with collaboration of the same medical team last year, 21 year old Kajenthini, 3 year old Apisha and 3 year old Santhus were found to be suffering from acute heart diseases. Hasty arrangements were made by the Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna to fly them to Asiri Heart Care centre where the surgeries were administered on priority basis.