As part of the Sri Lanka Navy’s Community Development and Social Responsibility Project, the North Western Naval Command conducted two field medical clinics and the eye clinic in the Mannar district and Puttalam district. One medical clinic was held at the Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School, Kayakkuli in the Mannar district, and the other was held at the Sri Ashokaramaya in Maduragamain in the Puttalam district on 26th July 2014.
The field health clinics were conducted by the Command Medical Department of the North Western Naval Area to uplift the living standards and the medical facilities of the civilian community in the area. A large number of newly resettled villagers and school children living in Kayakkuli and Konduchchikudu were benefited from the clinics. They were treated for communicable, non-communicable, oral, childhood and old age diseases and women health problems at the primary family health care level. All investigations, medicines and nutritional supplements were provided to the patients free of charge.
The eye clinic was conducted in view of the 4th anniversary of SLNS Thambapanni with the assistance of a professional optician team of M/S George Gunaratna Opticians. Spectacles were provided to the needy patients free of charge. More than 400 persons benefited from these medical and eye clinics conducted in the North Western Naval Area.