Resettled families in North suffer without basic medical facilities

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 06:00 GMT]
The female patients of the families allowed to resettle in Ki’linochchi district are forced to travel a long distance to Jaffna or Vavuniyaa as there is no female medical specialist in Ki’linochchi government hospital, hospital sources said. Meanwhile, there is no hospital at all in Vadamaraadchi East where more than six thousand uprooted people had been allowed to resettle and the people have to come to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for treatment of all kinds of illness travelling a long distance, sources in Jaffna said. Sri Lanka government which says that it is gradually improving medical services in the North has failed to provide even the basic medical facilities to the resettled people in Vanni and Vadmaraadchi East, the sources further said.

The female medical specialist attached to Ki’linochchi government hospital had left her post two months ago and the post still remains vacant.

Women, particularly, the expecting mothers have to travel long distances to get medical treatment.

Recently, a pregnant woman from Vadamaraadchi East being taken to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for delivery had given birth to her child on the way.


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