2ND LEAD (Correction)

Adampan hospital reopens after fifteen years

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 December 2005, 03:52 GMT]
The newly constructed government hospital at a cost of about twenty million rupees at Adampan in Mannar district was declared open for the use of civilians residing in the villages of Aandankulam, Palaiyady, Puthukulam, Parapukadanthan, Vaddakandal, and Karukkaikulam held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) with religious observances. Adampan is located in the LTTE held area. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded North East Community Restoration Development (NECORD) project carried out the project, sources said.

The earlier government hospital in Adampan was completely destroyed in the military operation launched by the Sri Lanka Army in the year 1990. The construction of the new hospital, which began in the year 1993, was completed in November this year. The hospital includes outdoor patient department (OPD), maternity war, quarters for medical officers, and midwives, kitchen and generator room. Two wards have been constructed in this hospital with the World Bank (WB) funded North East Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project (NEERP). UNICEF has supplied medical equipments needed for the new hospital, sources said.

Mr.V.Visuvalingam, Mannar Government Agent, Dr. (Ms) S.R.Jude, Deputy Provincial Director of Health Services, Mr.K.Nagaratnam, NECORD Deputy Director for Mannar district, Mr.S.Srikantha, Executive Engineer, Department of Building and Mr.Mariyanayagam Croos, President of the Consortium of NGOs participated in the event, sources said.

 

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