07th September 2018 11:47:46 Hours
A much-needed helping hand for improvement of health standards by way of conduct of a mobile Medical Clinic got underway for the benefit of civilians in Pooneryn area.
Organized by the 66 Infantry Division, it was held at Pooneryn Central College on Sunday (2), drawing a crowd of more than 1000 civilians who lined up in search of medical consultations.
Staff of the RDHS (Regional Director Health Services) in Kilinochchi assisted the arrangement at the request of the 66 Division. After General Officer Commanding, 66 Division, Brigadier Deepthi Jayathilake, Senior Officers and visiting doctors arrived at the location, consultation process began after registering the patients. A team including a Consultant Physician, Consultant Dermatologist, Consultant Pediatrician, Dental Surgeon, an Eye Surgeon and nurses and paramedics serviced the clinic.
During the event, the Commander Security Forces Kilinochchi, Major General Niyshshanka Ranawana paid a visit to the location and encouraged the organizing team and shared a couple of thoughts with the attendees.
In addition, educative sessions to impart knowledge on maintenance of good health counseling sessions for nutritionists, midwives and PHIs in the area were also held at the same location. Dr (Prof) Anula Wijesundara and her team in the ‘Success’ organization, actively supported the project.
66 Division troops provided meals and refreshments to all the attendees. The project, a vital need of those villagers came in for praise of all Pooneryn civilians and the general public alike.