awareness lecture on dental and oral hygiene and a dental clinic
for schoolchildren was organized by the 521 Brigade of Point Pedro
on 12th March at Vikneswara College. Nearly 300 students from
various schools in the 521 Brigade area attended the workshop
and the clinic conducted with coordination of the office of Regional
Director of Health Services Jaffna.
Dr. S. Senthil Kumaran of Manthikai hospital, Dr. Sirinivasan
of the Mobile Dental Health Unit Point Pedro, Dentist Miss Natheera
of the Manthikai Public Health office and the staff members of
the Mobile Dental Health Unit extended their support to make the
programme a success.
Out of the
students examined, 46 were treated for their dental diseases and
many were referred to the clinics of Manthikai and Karaveddi hospitals.
Officer and all ranks of the 19th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment made
necessary arrangements to conduct the clinic and workshop.