Patients not allowed through Omanthai checkpoint to Vavuniya
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 August 2006, 12:26 GMT]
Seven patients including four children, two pregnant women and an old man sent in an ambulance by Kilinochchi general hospital for emergency treatment in Vavuniya general hospital on August 20 were not allowed to enter government controlled territory through Omanthai SLA checkpoint. SLA soldiers sent them back to Killinochchi hospital, civil sources said.
20-day-old baby girl Vasthala
5-day old baby
These patients accompanied by two medical officers of the Killinochchi hospital waited for about two hours from 10 a.m. till noon the same day. The four children included a seven-day old infant boy and a four week old baby girl.
These four children were taken back to Killinochchi hospital in a serious condition. Two more children admitted in the Killinochchi hospital were also reported in critical condition without specialised treatment in Vavuniya hospital.