No Tamil doctors in Vaakarai government hospital

[TamilNet, Sunday, 29 August 2010, 06:23 GMT]
Residents of Vaakarai, a traditional Tamil village in Batticaloa district, find difficult to explain their illness and obtain treatment as medical officers who can converse in Tamil language are not posted to Vaakarai government hospital. All medical officers posted to this hospital are Sinhala, the residents said.

Vaakari village comprises sixteen Village Officer divisions with a population of about twenty thousand people, almost one hundred percent Tamils. Workers in the hospital are also not fluent in Sinhala to translate their complaints to medical officers.

The Tamils have requested the civil authorities to post at least a Tamil speaking medical officer.

Uprooted Tamil residents who fled due to military operation have now been resettled in Vaakarai village.


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