Recovered LTTE medical equipment handed over to Mullaitivu Hospital
A massive stock of LTTE medical accessories and equipment, recovered by the Army on the Vanni front during Wanni operations and kept safe hitherto, was recently handed over to the newly-opened Mullaitivu General Hospital.
The stock, worth more than Rs. 15 million, comprising twenty wheel chairs, complete sets of usable anaesthesia injections, operating tables, trolleys, surgical equipment, sterilisers, surgical beds, etc was officially handed over to Dr A.E. Gnanajothi, Provincial Director, Medical Services at the Mullaitivu General Hospital by Major General Athula Jayawardena, Commander Security Forces, Mullaitivu in the presence of a large gathering.
Dr. Gnanajothi acknowledging the receipt of the stock thanked the Army for their safe-keeping so long until it was handed over in usable condition. He also has reportedly commented that the entire stock of those medical accessories could be used for treatment of civilians who seek medical advice after resettlement in hospitals or at peripheral level.
Major General Jayawardena while assuring the continuous Army support at all times for betterment of the civil community in the Mullaitivu district told the gathering that the Army in the future too would take steps to make different donations to the Mullaitivu health authorities in whatever way possible.
Dr. T. Punkoththi, Medical Officer at Mullaitivu General Hospital, nurses and members of the medical and civil staff, Major General L.A.D. Amarathunga, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division, Brigadier E.T. Thanjarathnam, Colonel L. Wijesundara, Lieutenant Colonel P.A. Dayananda, Civil Coordinating Officer at SFHQ- Mullaitivu and a gathering of senior citizens in the area were in attendence.