Oamanthai closure endangers sick, elderly

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 May 2007, 00:05 GMT]
"Sri Lanka Army (SLA) is adamantly against opening of the A9 land route but we continue to make efforts to have the A9 opened so that people are given the freedom to travel," Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Vavuniya political head, Gnanam told TamilNet Friday. Discussions are being held with the representatives of Vavuniya Red Cross, he added.

A large number people and patients in need of urgent medical treatment are being prevented from getting desired help by the SLA closure of the A9, he explained. Several lorries loaded with commodities are also languishing at the checkpoint, sources said.

Swaminathan Selvasothy, 35, of Navvi, Vavuniya was injured in SLA shelling Thursday is also waiting treatment, Mr. Gnanam said.

Meanwhile, Ki'linochchi hospital faced a crisis situation when SLri Lanka Army (SLA) suddenly closed the entry-exit check point at Oamanthai Friday. Patients scheduled to be taken to Vavuniya for urgent treatment could not be transferred to Vavuniya, sources in Ki'linochchi said.

Three infants, including one day old, are under artificial breathing, and need immediate medical attendance. Twelve children below the age 12, and six pregnant mothers have to be taken to Vavuniya for treatment not available in Ki'linochchi, the sources added.

The following is the list of patients to be transferred to Vavuniya on Friday, and their ages:

Patients suffer
Patients suffer
Patients suffer
Patients suffer
  • Poomalar, 02 days
  • T. Piriyantha, 18 days
  • S. Aarvalan, 18 days
  • S. Thavaharan, 08 months
  • S. Kajana, 11 months
  • T. Mithusan, 01 year
  • T. Raathusan, 02 years
  • I. Paapina, 02 yrs
  • A. Thanujan, 04 yrs
  • K. Kokilan, 05 yrs
  • A. Anusiya, 06 yrs
  • T. Rathees, 07 yrs
  • K. Sriharan, 09 yrs
  • I. Sariharan, 12 yrs
  • P. Sivaharan, 20 yrs
  • T. Jeevatharsini, 22 yrs
  • K. Venuja, 23 yrs
  • T. Kowri, 27 yrs
  • T. Kirubajini, 27 yrs
  • K. Prathab, 28 yrs
  • S. Kavitha, 28 yrs
  • S. Pathmakala, 28 yrs
  • S. Vanitha, 28 yrs
  • J. Sutha, 31 yrs pregnant
  • T. A. Minasia, 33 yrs
  • A. T. Mithirathevi, 33 yrs
  • K. Sivakumari, 33 yrs
  • K. Tharsini, 34 yrs
  • K. Nageswaran, 36 yrs
  • V. Sriranjani, 36 yrs pregnant
  • I. Jenavathy, 38 yrs
  • N. thiyagarajah, 40 yrs
  • Venis Sarojini, 42 yrs
  • T. Pushpamalar, 44 yrs
  • J. Sarojinidevi, 46 yrs
  • T. Ranjithamalar, 47 yrs Pregnant
  • S. Muniaiya, 50 yrs
  • J. Sathiyavan,i 53 yrs
  • T. Ahanayagi, 54 yrs
  • S. Mylvaganam, 56 yrs
  • T. Sarojinidevi, 56 yrs
  • K. Sinnapillai, 57 yrs
  • S. Illankovan, 61 yrs
  • K. Nagamma, 73 yrs
  • K. Karthikagini, 74 yrs


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