Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

23rd November 2016 20:21:58 Hours

Kilinochchi & Central Hqrs Screen Army Personnel for Health Matters

Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized an awareness programme on ‘medical issues’ with the intention of educating Army personnel serving the SFHQ-KLN.

Medical professionals from the Kandy Teaching Hospital contributed to the programme and touched on medical issues as well as domestic issues, related to the day-today life of the troops in general. It was held on Monday (21).

The programme, consisted of comprehensive lectures on Birth control, Family planning and Domestic violence in addition to matters, related to non-communicable diseases prevalent among some of the troops.

Lectures were conducted by Dr Sharda Hemapriya and Dr Chaminda Hunukumbura, Consultants in Obstetrician and Gynaecology Section at Kandy Teaching Hospital. Approximately 230 military personnel attended the lectures.

Meanwhile, one more round of the ‘Healthy Army - Healthy Nation’ programme, initiated by the Colombo Army Hospital recently went to the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) premises in Diyatalawa at the request of Major General P.U.S Vithanage, Commander, Security Forces - Central.

The programme, designed to screen soldiers for chronic Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) organized a lecture for 45 officers and other ranks who are over 30 years of age during the arrangement. 2 (V) Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) assisted the conduct of the programme.

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