Trinco Rotarians hold medical camp in Eachilampathu villages

[TamilNet, Friday, 13 August 2004, 02:34 GMT]
The Trincomalee Rotary Club last weekend conducted a one-day medical clinic in the village Muttuchenai, which is located in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ( LTTE )-held Eachilampathu division in the Trincomalee district. Rotarian Dr.E.G.Gnanakunalan organized the clinic with the assistance of Capt. Charles Gnanakone of Humanitarian Rehabilitation Services of NE (Lanka) Ltd, Colombo, who provided thirty thousand rupees worth of medicine to the clinic, sources said.

Trinco Medical Clinic
Medical officer Dr.Sathaharan examines a patient.
Mr. Manoharan, the area Public Health Inspector, Eastern Human Economic Development ( EHED ) & Sri Lanka Red Cross (SLRC) volunteers took part in the clinic. The medical team comprised two medical officers, Dr.E.G.Gnanakunalan and Dr.S.Sathaharan, and two dispensers. Six Rotarians led by Rotary Club Secretary, Mr.S.Jeyashankar, and Chairman of the Trincomalee Non-Governmental Organizations Consortium, Mr.T.Thavasilingam, participated in the event, sources said.

People from remote villages such as Muttuchenai, Valaithoddam, Verugal Muhathuwaram, Mawadichenai, Karukamunai and Punnaiyadi attended the clinic. About 300 patients were provided with medicines for various ailments.

Elderly patients were subjected to blood and urine checks for diabetes and other ailments, Rotary sources said. In addition small children were provided with biscuits.

After the clinic village leaders had discussed their problems with the Rotarians. The important issues which included drinking water for domestic use, health issues, education of school children and about income generation activities in their areas were discussed. Rotarians promised to look into these issues. Visiting medical officials assured the villagers that they will again visit their area to provide medical and other humanitarian assistance to them on witnessing the poor living condition prevailing in the area, sources said


Trinco Medical Clinic
Rotarian Dr.Gnanagunalan examining patients in the clinic.

 

Latest 15 Reports
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
25.09.20 22:08   Photo
South Asia mourns SPB's demise
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=12658