Lions Club donates modern surgery unit, tsunami houses in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 19 January 2009, 22:34 GMT]
Immediate Past President of Lions Club International (LCI), Mahendra J C Amarasooriya ceremonially opened a new Emergency Surgery Unit to Jaffna Teaching Hospital (JTH) funded by LCI in a ceremony held Monday at 11:30 a.m. In the second major development program undertaken by the LIC, 136 houses newly built with funding from LIC for tsunami affected persons in Vadamaraadchi were also handed over to beneficiaries in an event presided by the Jaffna Government Agent, K. Ganesh, Monday around 2:00 p.m, sources in Jaffna said.

Lions Club Intl. donates Emergency Un
Mahendra J. C. Amarasooriya unveiled the plaque of the newly built Emergency Surgery Unit renovated in the existing Intensive Care Unit in JTH at a cost of around 11.9 million rupees and donated modern surgical equipment for the Emergency Unit, worth around 8 million rupees.

JTH director Dr. Thevanesan, Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundaranayagam, Jaffna Bishop, Srilasiri Somasunthara Paramachariya Suvamikal, medical specialists and several others took part in the opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, GA Ganesh, at the tsunami housing project ceremony said that the Lions Club deserved praise for its singular service rendered to the tsunami affected in building the houses against many odds.

Lions Club's housing project involved building 450 houses at a cost of 220 million rupees.

Lions Club Intl. donates Emergency Un
Lions Club Intl. donates Emergency Un


48 houses in Kerudaavil colony, 35 houses in Kerudaavil Ma’ndapa Kaaddu area, 35 houses in Alvaay and 28 houses in Ma’nattkaaddu area, in Vadamaraadchi were handed over to the beneficiaries at the ceremony.

The rest of the houses which are under construction now will be given to beneficiaries once the building work is completed, Lions Club Int. sources said.

Meanwhile, Lions Club Intl. had also donated a consignment of medical implements to Chaavakacheari Government Hospital that had been affected due to war.

 

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