India to reconstruct three tsunami hit hospitals
[TamilNet, Sunday, 27 February 2005, 17:48 GMT]
Indian Health Ministry officials led by Ms Bhavani Tyagarajan, Director
General of Indian Health Service, Sunday morning visited Trincomalee general
hospital and requested its Medical Superintendent Dr.Ms Gowshi Gnanagunalan
to submit a concept paper on the reconstruction and development of the
institution under the tsunami reconstruction programme. The Government of
India has agreed to reconstruct three tsunami-affected hospitals
including Trincomalee. The other two are Point Pedro base hospital in
Jaffna district and Hambantota hospital in the south, Ms Bhavani Tyagarajan
said later addressing a conference, sources said.
|Ms Bhavani Tyagarajan of Indian health team visits Trincomalee general hospital
The Indian health team included Dr.Badrinath, Deputy General of Indian
Health Services, Mmr.Sunjay Sudhir, First Secretary, Mr.Ashokumar, Chairman
of the Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation and architects Messrs
Khaitan and Majumdar, sources said.
Dr.Terrence de Silva, Sri Lanka's Deputy Director of Health Services
accompanied the Indian team to Trincomalee.
The Indian team was shown the damaged caused to Trincomalee general
hospital by tsunami. The children park in the hospital was washed away by
tsunami waves, Indian team was told.
Medical Superintendent Ms Gnanagunalan, Provincial Deputy
Director of Health Services Dr.S.Abraham, Regional Epidemiologist
Dr.T.Thavakodirajah, Maternity and Child Care Medical Officer
Dr.E.G.Gnanagunalan received the Indian team.
|Trincomalee general hsopital
|Collapsed boundary wall of the hospital
The Government Agent Mr.Gamini Rodrigo and Trincomalee district
parliamentarian Mr.Jayantha Wijesekara also participated in the conference
later held in the hospital auditorium where discussion was held
regarding the proposed development of the Trincomalee general hospital.
Medical Superintendent Dr.Ms Gowshi Gnanagunalan told the Indian team that
Trincomalee general hospital is functioning only in name but without
resources needed for a general hospital.
Indian health ministry team in Trincomalee general hospital premises