UNICEF helps to re-establish maternal and child health facilities in Ki'linochchi
[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 May 2010, 17:20 GMT]
UNICEF Representative Philippe Duamelle and Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapakse Thursday re-opened the new facility of emergency obstetric and pediatric care at the Kil’inochchi General Hospital. In addition to the Ki’linochchi hospital, Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Philippe Duamelle also opened the Musali maternity building in Mannar district constructed by UNICEF. “This project will serve the health needs of thousands of women and children now returning back to their homes,” UNICEF
Representative Philippe Duamelle said at the opening event in Ki’linochchi.
Ki’linochchi hospital was damaged during the war and vital health
facilities and equipment were lost. With UNICEF assistance the
operating theatre, labour room, maternity and pediatric wards were
refurbished and equipped.
Philippe Duamelle said that UNICEF is committed to continue
supporting the restoration of quality health and nutrition services in
UNICEF has also donated five Toyota land-cruisers, refurbished and
renovated, four Gramodaya Health Centres in the Northern Province and
will be renovating and equipping the obstetric and paediatric units of
the Mullaithivu General Hospital.
The total estimated cost of Rs.154
million for restoring these health facilities is funded by UNICEF with
contributions from AUSAID, DFID, USAID and the Government of Spain.