Tellipallai Cancer Hospital to be reopened

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 May 2005, 10:18 GMT]
Cancer Hospital located within the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) demarcated High Security Zone (HSZ) in Tellipallai, Jaffna, is to be reopened on 27 May, Hospital sources said. For the past several years the SLA refused permission for the hospital to function nand cancer patients in Jaffna often had to travel to Colombo to obtain life saving treatment in Maharagama.

Although efforts are underway to acquire Radiation Equipment to the hospital, officials expressed fear that the SLA and Ministry of Defence will continue to scuttle efforts to prevent such equipment.

Officials added that they cannot, therefore, inform the public when the hospital will be ready to provide radiation treatment to needy patients.

 

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