Another medical camp to identify heart patients in Jaffna and
to refer them for further treatment was organized by the 511 Brigade
at Atchuvely Central College on 31st March. A medical team from
Asiri Heart Care Centre, Colombo arrived from Colombo at invitation
of the Commander 511 Brigade Colonel Wijendra Gunathilake to conduct
Security Forces – Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe attended
the inauguration of clinic as the Chief Guest. This medical camp
was sponsored by the Atchuvely Lions’ Club for the second time.
civilians from the 511 Brigade area attended the clinic, and 9
out of the total examined were advised to seek immediate admission
to hospital for surgeries. Many others were educated on preventive
measures after examining their ECG reports. Facilities for blood
and ECG tests had been made available free at the venue.
clinic conducted by the 511 Brigade with collaboration of the
same medical team last year, 21 year old Kajenthini, 3 year old
Apisha and 3 year old Santhus were found to be suffering from
acute heart diseases. Hasty arrangements were made by the Security
Forces Headquarters – Jaffna to fly them to Asiri Heart Care centre
where the surgeries were administered on priority basis.
were also present on the occasion.
Perera, Chief Executive Officer of Asiri Surgiacl Hospital Dr.
Vivek Gupta, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon of Asiri Heart
Care Centre and Dr. Chathurangani Perera comprised the Asiri hospital
medical team. Responding to the Army’s invitation, Deputy Director
Teaching Hospital Jaffna Dr. Bhavanandaraja, District Medical
Officer Atchuvely hospital Dr. S. Vimalendran, Dr. Luxman Kumara
of Kopay hospital, Dr. P. Manivanan and medical staff members
from Jaffna hospitals extended assistance to make the programme
Kopay Lions’ Club Mr. P. Skantharaja and the principal Atchuvely
Central College Mr. N. Akshakesari were also present.