Shelling victim dies

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 December 1998, 19:46 GMT]
An elderly civilian, M.Vadivel (74), who was wounded by a shell fired from the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) base at Elephant Pass, towards Muththyankaddu on December 3, died in a Colombo hospital, said sources.

M.Vadivel was first admitted to the Puthukudiyeruppu hospital, in the Mullaithivu district, and later transferred to Colombo, for further treatment.

His son was also wounded in the attack. He is being treated at Puthukudiyeruppu hospital.

Two others from the Muththyankaddu area were killed in a separate incident through SLA shelling from Elephant Pass base, said sources in the Vanni.

Meanwhile hopital sources said 18,252 two patients were treated at the Akkarayankulam hospital in the Kilinochchi district last month.

A total number of 17,252 had been treated at the out patients department (OPD) of the hospital and the rest have been treated in wards the sources said.

According to the sources 263 patients were given treatment for diarrhoea, 1319 for malaria, 3098 for flu, 23 for stray dog bite.

Among the patients treated in wards, 526 were given treatment for malaria, 26 for diarrhoea, 18 for flu. They said that there had been 93 births and 9 deaths in the hospital during the month of November.

 

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