Norway Campus opens Skills Lab in Kallady

[TamilNet, Saturday, 25 March 2006, 00:14 GMT]
"We have established the Training and Skills Laboratory, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, to the Eastern University (EUSL) to effectively address the medical needs of the East of Sri Lanka," said Chief Guest Ms. Solveig Wiesener, Director, Centre for International Health (SHI) of Norway Tromsø University Medical Faculty, declaring open the laboratory in Kalladi Batticaloa, Friday at 9 a.m, sources said.

Training and Skills Laboratory in Kallady Batticaloa
Training and Skills Laboratory in Kallady Batticaloa
Training and Skills Laboratory in Kallady Batticaloa
Ms. Wiesener further said that she would take necessary steps to enable the Eastern University to engage in other development oriented activities and provide the University with Tele Medicine facilities.

Mr. A. D.Harris, Registrar, EUSL and Prof. G. F. Rajendran gave welcome addresses at the opening ceremony. The Chancellor EUSL Prof. T. Varagunam made the formal address.

Prof. S. Raveenthranath, Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the EUSL thanked Norway Tromsø University and the Norweigian Red Cross for donating the Laboratory and expressed his gratitude to Ms. Wiesenser.

Rev. Sister Joshepa Joseph, Head of the EUSL Nurses Training Section, and Senior Lecturer in Supplementary Science, speaking at the event said, the laboratory will contribute immensely to redress the shortage of nursing staff in the east by providing the required training to nurses.

Mr. Vidar Anderssen, a project coordinator at the Centre for International Health (SHI) said that the center, operated by the University of Tromsoe (UiTø) Faculty of Medicine (DMF) and The University Hospital of North Norway (UNN), was engaged in various programmes and projects in Europe, Northwest Russia, Uganda, Malawi and had professionals who had worked with projeects in Afghanistan, Armenia, Botswana, China, Nepal, South-Africa and Vietnam.

The Centre also works on net-based medical course under a EU funded project on Peace, Health and Medical Work, a new field that deals with training health personnel in conflict areas, sources said.

Training and Skills Laboratory in Kallady Batticaloa
Training and Skills Laboratory in Kallady Batticaloa

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