More than 1,000 wounded, Mullai RDHS urges IC to send medical teams
[TamilNet, Monday, 26 January 2009, 16:27 GMT]
The Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) for Mullaiththeeev district, Dr. T. Varatharajah in an urgent appeal to the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL), ICRC, the United Nations and the International Community has urged to send medical supplies and medical teams to the district to assist its medical staff.
Full text of the appeal follows:
26 January 2009Human Catastrophe & Medical Emergency in the Vanni
Heavy fighting and continuous multi-barrel artillery shelling has resulted in more
than 300 internally displaced persons being killed and over 1000 hundred injured
in Suthanthirapuram, Udaiyaarkaddu, and Vallipuram in the Mullaitivu District.
We are making an URGENT APPEAL to the Government of Sri Lanka, ICRC, the UN,
and the international community for medical supplies and medical teams to be sent to
the District to assist our staff. We currently only have 9 MMBS Doctors.
The nature of the injuries and the number of the injuries is such that if these medical
supplies do not arrive in the next 24 hours many of the injured will die.
Letter from RDHS, Mullaiththeevu