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23rd November 2021 15:32:34 Hours

51 Division-Initiated Medical Camps Treat More Than 200 Jaffna Villagers

Considering medical requirements of needy families who did not have access to hospitals for some time due to COVID-19 epidemic, the 51 Division HQ of the Security Force HQ - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on the guidelines given by Major General Jagath Kodithuwakku, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna and Major General Chandana Wickramasinghe, General Officer Commanding, 51 Division held a mobile medical camp covering Selvapuram, Yogapuram and Kopay villages in the Jaffna peninsula on Sunday (21).

The civil-military cooperation project, manned by a team of 03 medical officers and 12 nursing staff of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), headed by Major Chinthana Kumara, Commanding Officer of 4 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps and 04 more medical officers and 15 nursing staff at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, led by Dr. Rangan Madan, provided treatment and medical consultations to more than 200 civilians in those villages during the clinic.

The community service that goes in line with the Army Commander’s directions for enhancement of civil-oriented community service projects with the intention of further improving reconciliation and goodwill between the masses and the armed forces.

During those mobile clinics, Dr. T Sathiyamoorthy, Director, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna and Major General Chandana Wickramasinghe, General Officer Commanding, 51 Division called at those locations and supported the arrangement. Troops adopted strict health guidelines during the project.