NECORD's ambulance gift boosts NE Health services

[TamilNet, Saturday, 12 April 2003, 12:09 GMT]
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded North East Community Restoration and Community Development Project (NECORD) Saturday handed sixteen ambulances to the provincial ministry of health to upgrade the health services in the war-torn northeast province.

Ambulance gift
NECORD Project Director Mr. T.Lankaneson (R) hands over documents related to ambulances to NE Provincial Health Ministry Secretary Mr.Ratnaike
NECORD Project Director Mr.T.Lankaneson handed the documents related to the sixteen ambulances to the Provincial Health Ministry Mr.M.S.Ratnaike at a function held in this regard in Trincomalee Saturday morning.

The ambulances are to be given to health and medical institutions in seven of the eight districts of the province as instructed by the NECORD, sources said. The Ampara and Mannar district are to get four each, Vavuniya district three, Batticaloa district two, Trincomalee, Jaffna and Killinochchi get one each, provincial health ministry sources said.

Addressing the function, the Chief Secretary of the North East Provincial Council, Mr.S.Rangarajah, said no visible improvement has been seen in the development and rehabilitation of the war torn northeast province even after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding.



Ambulance gift
Ambulances parked at the venue of handing over ceremony



NEPC was not in the forefront of the rehabilitation of the province earlier. "Now we are already in the field of rehabilitation with the establishment of ADB funded NECORD and the World Bank funded North East Integrated Agricultural Project (NEIAP) and North East Emergency Rehabilitation Project (NEERP)," said Mr.Rangarajah participating as the chief guest at the event.

The three projects play a vital role in the rehabilitation and development of the northeast province and these are unique projects. "NECORD is accelerating implemention of several development projects in the province more than any other agency, the Chief Secretary commended.

Ambulance gift
(L-R) NE governor's secretary Mr.S.Amirthalingam, Provincial Health Secretary Mr.Ratnaike, NEPC Chief Secretary Mr. Rangarajah, NECORD Project Director Mr.Lankaneson, Deputy Chief Secretary (Finance ) Mr.S.mahalingam



The Chief Secretary made a special appeal to officials involved in the rehabilitation and development in the war torn province to rise to the occasion.

Project Director of the NECORD Mr.T.Lankaneson and Provincial Health Ministry Secretary Mr.M.S.Ratnaike also spoke. Provincial Director of health Services of Health Dr.V.Kumaravetpillai proposed vote of thanks.

A fourteen-seater vehicle was handed over to the Provincial Director of Social Welfare Ms N.R.Ranjini to be given to Kaithady Elders Home in Jaffna district, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
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
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
05.08.20 23:41  
High voter turnout registered in North-East
04.08.20 20:57   Photo
Occupying Sinhala military reminds Eezham Tamils of whose elections they partake
03.08.20 21:05  
TMVP-linked operatives collaborate with SL Navy, suppress Tamil fishers in Vaakarai
02.08.20 18:29   Photo
Manifestos of TNA, TNPF and TMTK expose lacuna, hint areas for corrections of Tamil polity
01.08.20 21:17  
Unified Eezham Tamil national front, beyond electoral politics, is next step: Jothilingam
31.07.20 22:39  
Colombo isolates Tamil political prisoners within heavily fortified cells
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=8761