179 schoolchildren in Nelliady area attended a mobile dental clinic
and received treatment and medical advices on dental and oral
hygiene during a medical camp organized by the 521 Brigade at
Nelliady Central College on 12th February.
Out of 179
students who attended the clinic, 41 had their bad teeth either
removed or filled by dental surgeons who conducted the clinic.
Many others were referred to dental clinics of Manthikai and Karaveddy
hospitals. An awareness lecture on the subject was also conducted
by the dental surgeons.
This is the
first programme of the series to be launched by the 521 Brigade
Civil Affairs Office under guidance of Commander 521 Brigade Colonel
Tikiri Dissanayake with coordination of office of Regional Director
of Health Services.
Dr. S. Balakumar,
Dr. A. Senthilkumaran, Dr. Sirinivasan and Miss Natheera conducted
the clinic. 521 Civil Affairs Officer Major Nandana Kumara and
officers of the 19th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment were present.