Shortage of Medical supplies in Vanni Hospitals
[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 June 2000, 14:38 GMT]
Hospital authorities in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts have made urgent appeals to the Health Department of the Northern Province to send basic medical supplies to Vanni hospitals.
Since the medical supply allocations for the second quarter of this year have not reached the hospitals in Vanni, the medical staff have not been unable to provide even basic needs of the patients, hospital authorities complained.
Only 12 days are left in the second quarter, and the hospitals will not be able to function if supplies do not arrive soon, hospital staff said.