UNICEF funded maternity ward opened in Trinco hospital
[TamilNet, Friday, 10 September 2004, 00:01 GMT]
Dr.Ashok Nigam, UNICEF Regional Planning Officer, Regional Office, Nepal Thursday afternoon declared open the reconstructed maternity ward in the Trincomalee General Hospital built with the financial support of the UNICEF.
|Dr.Ashok Nigam declared open the reconstructed postnatal ward. Dr.(Ms).Gnanagunalan, Provincial Director of Health Dr.Kumaravetpillai and UNICEF Trincomalee zone head Ms Gabriela Elroy are also seen.
Earlier Dr.Nigam unveiled the name board of the postnatal ward of the hospital, which was refurbished by the UNICEF at a cost of Rs: 850,000.
Financial support from UNICEF enabled the hospital to add 22 new beds to the post natal ward, buy additional basic medical equipment and also train staff at the Castle Street Hospital in Colombo, hospital sources said.
UNICEF also donated three computers with printers and other accessories to three Medical Officer of Health (MOH) divisions of Kuchchaveli, Kinniya and Kantalai during the event.
North East Provincial Director of Health Services Dr.V.Kumaravetpillai,
Trincomalee General Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr.G.Gnanagunalan, Head
of Early Childhood Development Programme, UNICEF, Colombo Dr.Aberra Bekele,
Programme Co-ordinator, UNICEF in Sri Lanka Dr (Ms) Yasmin Ali Haque, and
UNICEF Trincomalee zone head Ms Gabriele Elroy participated in the event.
|Dr.Ashok Nigam unveiling the name board
Dr.Ms Yasmin Ali Haque (with garland) of UNICEF seen in the postnatal ward.
|(R-L) with garlands Dr.Ashok Nigam, Dr.Aberra Bekele and Ms Gabriela Elroy
Dr.Kumaravetpillai said the Trincomalee general hospital is not provided
with any facilities assigned for a general hospital. He appealed to the
UNICEF to provide assistance to Trincomalee general hospital to fulfill the
urgent medical needs of the patients who come from various parts of the