SLA imposes rigid pass system on civilian access to Jaffna hospital

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 December 2008, 20:16 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) directed the Jaffna Teaching Hospital (JTH) administration Monday to introduce a 'pass' system under which even patients in need of treatment will have to prove their ailment to the police and army personnel manning the check post in front of the hospital. This system is being imposed to to ensure the safety of the Sinhalese medical officers of JTH by restricting the number of patients and visitors seeking entry to the hospital, hospital authorities said.

The Hospital is already guarded by police and SLA soldiers to protect the said Sinhalese medical officers.

According to the newly imposed restriction only two visitors will be allowed in daily to see a patient warded in JTH. Vistors are body-checked, and their belongings thoroughly checked at the SLA check post at the entrance.

Even outpatients seeking medical treatment for their illness have first prove their illness to the police and SLA personnel at the entrance check post.

This system which was earlier in force was removed during the peace period.

Pass system is being imposed so as to limit the number of persons coming to the hospital according to instructions to the administration from SLA authorities, hospital sources said.

JTH, the major hospital in Jaffna peninsula, provides free treatment and other medical facilites to all people in the peninsula and the restriction is another burden on the people who are already subjected to other restrictions, checking and search by the police and SLA soldiers, civil society sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.09.16 16:10   Photo
15,000 Tamils attend historic uprising in Jaffna, reject Unitary Constitution, ITAK draws flak
23.09.16 23:35  
Tamil POWs denounce Colombo's latest announcement, continue fast
22.09.16 22:26  
Mobilisation towards ‘Ezhuka Thamizh’ uprising in Jaffna gains momentum
21.09.16 18:56  
Sinhala colonists step up assaults on Tamil cattle herders in Batticaloa
20.09.16 22:55  
‘Reconciliation prospects’ look as grim as ever: Rev Fr Mangalarajah
19.09.16 23:02  
Tamil POWs relaunch hunger-strike, urge cases to be heard at Jaffna, Vavuniyaa
18.09.16 19:42  
Colombo deploys discrimination in housing assistance to Peasaalai war-affected families
17.09.16 22:18  
SL Intelligence sabotages NPC-organised medical inspections on ex-LTTE members
16.09.16 23:16   Photo
Catholic Peace Mission in Jaffna challenges Colombo’s propaganda on ‘reconciliation’
15.09.16 22:06   Photo
Maharaja TV promotes genocidal military culture through ‘welfare’ projects in North-East
14.09.16 23:42   Photo
Sinhala colonists advance 3 km further into Batticaloa, erect 2nd Buddhist temple in 1 year
13.09.16 17:19  
Sirisena's Forest Department escalates appropriations of lands from Tamils in Vanni
12.09.16 07:12  
Colombo's desecration of Tamil Heroes Cemetery comes to light as SLA vacates Kanakapuram
11.09.16 23:46  
Lawyers demand UN action into allegations of Colombo deploying chemical substances on POWs
10.09.16 09:20  
Colombo’s Fishing Ministry accelerates structural genocide with EU ‘certificate’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=27686