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.
Security Force Jaffna (SF-J), in one of its community welfare projects has planned to provide hearing aids to civilians in the North in collaboration with local and foreign donor agencies. As the first pace, a two day medical camp was held on 9th and 10th June to select the needy persons at the Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office on Hospital Road, Jaffna. A large number of civilians had come from Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu districts out of which 663 civilians identified as most needy were selected in the first stage. This number includes 59 schoolchildren.
“Starkey” Hearing Aids Manufactures of the US provides necessary hearing aids to the Army with coordination of Synergen Health (Pvt) Ltd. of Nugegoda. Army expects to provide hearing aids to 2000 civilians with auditory defects by November this year.
The 4th Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (4 SLAMC) organized the medical camp.
Commanding Officer 4 SLAMC Major Sidath Amarasekara, Second in Command Palaly Army hospital Captain Prabhaswari Wijekoon and Army medical soldiers assisted Mr. Akil Chavuhan and Sai Kiran Sathyanarayana, audiologists of Starkey – India, Managing Director Synergen Health (Pvt) Ltd. Mr. Denvor Fernando and his staff to conduct the medical camp.
Wickramaarchchi Opticians, Vision Care and Teaching Hospital Jaffna supported the programme conducting audiogram test for patients.
“This medical camp has been a very useful practice and it served the people of Kilinochchi. The Killinochchi people thanked the relevant officials for initiating this noble task for the betterment of human kind.”
A special medical camp was held at Kilinochchi Santhapuram Kalaimagal Vidyalayam on 05th April 2014. This was organized under the guidance of Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa by Health Ministry for health enhancement of the people who resettled at Santhapuram and Ambalnagar in accordance to a concept of the Mahinda Chinthaya.
“Tharunayata Hetak” organization sponsored the camp. Parliamentarian Namal Rajapkasa and Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri participated and inaugurated the programme.
602 people benefitted at this medical. RDHS, Kilinochchi Dr.Karithikeyan also participated in this 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.