NECORD supplies ambulances to Trinco rural hospitals

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 January 2004, 22:59 GMT]
The North East Community Restoration Development (NECORD) project has supplied twenty-one ambulances to rural government hospitals in the northeast province at a cost of about three million rupees. The last consignment of five ambulances was handed recently handed over the provincial ministry of health by the NECORD Tuesday, health officials said.

Ambulances from NECORD
Four ambulances distributed to four rural hospitals in Trincomalee
One ambulance assigned to Jaffna district was dispatched to Maruthankerni rural hospital in Vadamarachchi division in the Jaffna district direct from Colombo. The balance four assigned to the Trincomalee district was handed to the provincial ministry of health Tuesday morning by the NECORD.

Provincial Health Ministry Secretary Mr.R.M.S.Ratnayake handed over the ambulances to Provincial Director of Health Services Dr.V.Kumaravetpillai and thereafter ambulances were distributed to the authorities of the four rural hospitals located in Kuchchaveli, Nilaveli, Thampalakamam and Pulmoddai.

NECORD Trincomalee district Deputy Project Director Mr.R.Umakanthan, Deputy Provincial Director of Health Services Dr.A.Y.Abraham and several health officials participated in the event.


Ambulances from NECORD
Provincial Health Ministry Secretary Mr.Ratnayake hands over one ambulance to Thampalakamam health department official who accepted it on behalf of Thampalakamam hospital. NECORD District Deputy Director Mr.R.Umakanthan,Provincial Director of Health Dr.Kumaravetpillai, PDHS Dr.Abraham and North East Coastal Community Development ( NECCDEP ) Project Director Mr.S.M.Croos are also seen



Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded NECORD project focuses its activities on education, health, shelter, water supply and sanitation, agriculture, irrigation, fisheries, skills development, livelihood assistance, income generation and minor roads in the northeast province.

The project operates in all eight administrative districts of the northeast province, sources said.

 

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