UNICEF to donate ambulances to NorthEast

[TamilNet, Sunday, 21 March 2004, 14:09 GMT]
The UNICEF is to donate a consignment of ambulances and transport vehicles to improve medical facilities provided by the health institutions in the northeast province. The handing over ceremony of six ambulances and three transport vehicles in the first phase to the provincial health authorities will take place on March 23 morning at the provincial health ministry auditorium in Trincomalee, sources said.

The Deputy Head of the Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka Mr. Hiroshi Karube, UNICEF Sri Lanka representative Mr. Ted Chaiban are scheduled to attend the function, sources said.

Ambulances will be distributed to base hospitals in Vavuniya, Mannar, Moneragala and Dehiattakandiya and general hospitals of Jaffna and Anuradhapura.

Transport vehicles will be handed over to the offices of Medical Officer of Health in Mannar, Vavuniya north and Jaffna, sources said.

 

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