Over 450 civilians residing in 55 Division area underwent medical checkup and received medicine at two medical clinics organized by the 55 Division with coordination of 4th Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (4 SLAMC) on 12th and 13th December at Uduththurai and Kaddaikadu. Dr. Jayan Stephan, Dr. J. Gunaseelan and Dr. Giritharan and a medical team of “Navajeevana Health Centre”, Colombo extended their assistance to doctors and medical staff of 4 SLAMC to conduct the clinics.
The programme was organized for the civilians who do not have easy access to medical facilities since there is no hospital or medical centre in the vicinity. Out of 462 civilians, 29 attended the dental clinic. Those who were in need of treatment were given medicine while a few others were referred to hospital.
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.
Continuing Civil Military Interdependency activities introduced by the incumbent Jaffna Commander Major General Udaya Perera, 511 Brigade of Ottahapulam and 512 Brigade of Jaffna town arranged two medical clinics for civilians in their areas on March 29th and 30th at Urumpirai and Kolombuthurai.
The clinics were conducted by two cardiologists from the Navaloka Hospital Colombo, Dr. Richard Saldana and Krishan de Silva assisted by medical officers and nurses and Army doctors. Over 300 civilians attended the medical camps and medical advice was given to those in need and some of them were referred to the nearest hospital.
Earlier three patients with acute heart diseases were cured after three successful surgeries done in Colombo on Kajenthini (21), Santhus (3) and Apisha (3) with intervention of the 511 Brigade when it was based at Atchelu.