Norwegian Red Cross medical team arrives in Eachchilampathu

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 January 2005, 17:41 GMT]
Norwegian Red Cross Society has sent a medical team comprising 20 members at the request of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRC) to serve in Trincomalee district. The team which includes a surgeon, gynaecologist, paediatrician, psychiatrist, physician, water sanitation engineer and nurses arrived in the LTTE controlled Eachchilampathu division, down south of the Trincomalee district Tuesday.

Norwegian team is to set up a temporary hospital in Eeachilampathu village to provide medical service to victims of Tsunami and recent flood for a period of three months, Dr.E.G.Gnanagunalan, Chairman of the SLRC, Trincomalee district branch said.

Dr.Gnanagunalan accompanied the team to Eachchilampathu by Allai-Kantalai road with eight lorry loads of medical equipments, medicine, generators and other materials needed for a full-fledged hospital.

Dr.Gnanagunalan said the Norwegian temporary hospital will have an operating theatre and would serve the people up to Vakarai village and the entire Eachchilampathu division now undergoing difficulties without proper medical facilities.

 

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