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Army-Organized Medical Camp & Eye Clinic Treats Over 500 Civilians in Kopay
[Updated :: 2011-10-16 14:36:01 Hours]

The 511 Brigade of Atchelu in association with District 306 B 1 Kopay Loins’ Club organized a one day Medical camp and eye clinic at Kopay Navalar Vidyalaya on Sunday (16).

Doctors and medical assistance of Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps, doctors and members of the medical staff of Kopay hospital conducted the medical camp and issued medicine to civilians gathered at the Navalar school. In addition to drugs provided by the Kopay hospital for the purpose, a large stock of drugs was supplied by the 511 Brigade with assistance of donor organizations in the south.

At the same time, a special eye clinic had been organized by the Brigade at the same venue to check the eyesight and give spectacles to civilians in the area. Eye Surgeon Dr. Mrs. Darshani Dharmadasa and four other doctors of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital were present to check the vision of civilians and recommend spectacles or refer them to the hospital clinic for further treatments. 300 pairs of spectacles were distributed free on the day while some patients were given dates for eye surgeries. The 511 Brigade has made arrangements to provide necessary lenses and Rs. 2500/= for each prior to their surgery.

Over 500 civilians received treatments at the medial camp and the eye clinic coordinated by Jaffna District Coordinator of the Lions’ Club Dr. V. Thiyagaraja and Civil Affairs Officer 511 Brigade Major .Lasantha Jayasuriya.

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