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20th August 2018 10:33:37 Hours

Troops Give Blood During Medical Camp in North

A total of more than 400 Jaffna civilians received medical consultations and 150 Army personnel donated blood for patients in the North during a mobile medical clinic, organized by 1 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Kalawan pre-school in Kamparamalai on Sunday (19).

The arrangement coincided with the 30th anniversary of the 1 VIR and was launched with the close co-operation of the Lanka Soka Gakkai Association on the guidelines given by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) who identified the need to conduct it in this specific area.

A team of medical personnel, comprised of doctors and nurses from the Jaffna Teaching Hospital examined the patients and helped blood donation requirements. During the arrangement, a stock of medicine was also distributed among the needy while some were referred to peripheral and provincial hospitals for further treatment.

Commander, Security Forces-Jaffna too attended the programme and interacted with the participants.