Sensitive to the requirement of blood in the Anuradhapura Hospital Blood Bank, Army personnel receiving vocational training at the Centre for Army Vocational Training (CAVT) at Saliyawewa, Kalaoya came forward to donate their blood for patients on account of the Poson season.
The community-oriented arrangement, organized with a few members of the medical staff at Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, following guidance given by Brigadier Randula Hathnagoda, CAVT Commandant, was joined by more than 121 Army trainees at the CAVT and some civilians in the area.
Meanwhile, the CAVT launching one more community service for civilians in Saliyawewa - Kalaoya areas got down a group of opticians to conduct a mobile eye clinic in Jayagama Thulana Bosevana Monastery for Nuns during the first week of June.
Sponsored by Kandy Opticals (Pvt) Ltd and Dr. Nimal Weerakon, the mobile clinic examined the eye-sight of about 500 poor civilians in the area and distributed a stock of about 128 eye glasses free of charge among the deserving. The 3rd phase of this mobile clinic which closely examined eye-sights and prescribed glasses or medicine to the attendees, went on till 4.00 p.m.
Brigadier Randula Hathnagoda and a few state officials attended the inaugural occasion.