NORTH WESTERN NAVAL COMMAND CONDUCTS FIELD HEALTH CLINIC AT MULLIKULAM
As part of the Navy's community development programme in the Mannar district, the North Western Naval Command in collaboration with the State Pharmaceutical Corporation conducted a field health clinic at the Tamil Mixed Catholic School in Mullikulam on 25th January 2014 under the patronage of Commander North Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral NKD Nanayakkara.
A volunteer team of doctors from the Puttlam Base Hospital, the dental and the mobile laboratory staffs of the Ministry of Health, the staffs of the Cancer Screening Unit, Eye Mobile Unit and the SPC as well as doctors from the Colombo South Teaching Hospital rendered assistance for the success of the laudable efforts in developing community health conditions in the Mullikulum area, working as one team with naval personnel.
School child health screening, communicable disease screening with laboratory tests, early detection of cancer and well woman/well baby clinics were conducted at the clinic along with family care, specialized care and eye treatment. A total of 1,206 patients were treated and all medicines, laboratory tests and nutrition supplements were given free of charge. In addition to those services, 500 hundred dry ration packs and school items were distributed among the needy families and school children. Food supplements were also provided to improve the well-being of the school children in the area.
Newly-resettled Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim villagers of Mullikulam, Pookkulam, Marichchikaddi, Palugasthurei, Kayakkuli, Savaripurum, Karadakkuli, and Arippu benefited from the clinic.
The Navy's community development projects aim at developing ethnic harmony and social wellbeing of all communities for a prosperous and peaceful future for Sri Lanka.