SLRC visits Vanni Hospitals

[TamilNet, Saturday, 08 July 2000, 13:40 GMT]
A team of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRC) officials are visiting the LTTE held parts of the Vanni region to assess the situation there said sources. The team visited the Puthukkudiyiruppu hospital where there is acute shortage of vital drugs and other medical equipment.

The SLRC delegation discussed with the Disctrict Medical Officer, Dr.Sivamohan, Government Agent and representatives of Non Governmental Organisations in Mullaithivu, about the prevailing situation in hospitals in the area, sources said.

Meanwhile a 55-year old patient, Veerakathy Sellathurai of Skandapuram, died while he was being transported in an ambulance from Kilinochchi hospital to Vavuniya for further treatment on Wednesday, hospital sources said.

 

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