Navy’s ambulance water craft completes its 100th journey
The ambulance water craft, built by the Sri Lanka Navy under the directives and guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijeunaratne completed its 100th journey by 24th June 2016. The craft was produced by the Navy for the benefit of civilians in the Northern Islands.
The 47.5 feet long craft is a great relief for the people who live in the Islands located in Northern area, as they can be swiftly transferred to hospitals for treatments. Further it has contributed to transfer a total of 124 patients to hospitals for immediate treatments as of now. The purpose-built craft with facilities to accommodate 15 patients, was constructed at the Navy’s Inshore Patrol Craft Construction Project (IPCCP) at Welisara.
The craft is equipped with three medical beds, two oxygen cylinders, IV stands, Blood Pressure monitoring equipment, patient monitoring facilities and all other necessities. The SLN has spent 37 million rupees on the construction. The special design of the craft will enable her to sail smoothly even in rough seas minimizing any discomfort to the participants due to rapid movement of the craft.