The North Western Naval Command conducted two field health clinics at the Roman Catholic Tamil mixed school in Kayakkuli and the Sebestian Catholic Church, Gangaewadiya on 22nd and 23rd November 2014. They were organized under the patronage of the Commander North Western Naval Area Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva.
The field health clinics were conducted as part of the Sri Lanka Navy’s community development and social responsibility project by the medical staff of the North Western Naval Command Hospital to uplift the living standards and medical facilities of the newly resettled civilian community in the remote villages in the North Western Naval Area.
A large number of civilians from the Tamil and Muslim communities attended the clinics from the newly resettled rural villages in Kondachchi, Kayakkuli, Kondachchikuda, Gangaewadiya and Eluwankulum in the Mannar district. The patients were treated for communicable, non-communicable, oral health, childhood diseases as well as old age and women health problems at the primary family health care level.
All medicines, laboratory investigations and nutrition supplements were provided free of charge with the assistance of Triposha Lanka Ltd, State Pharmaceutical Corperation, Hemas Pharmaceuticals, E-Pharma and Interpharma Ltd.