METHTHA FOUNDATION DID THREE MOBILE SERVICE TO WAR AFFECTED PEOPLE IN THE NORTH..
The Meththa Foundation under the supervision of Dr B.Panagamuwa did a three Mobile services at Thunukkai DS Office on 1st of March, later at Muillaitivu Fisheries Society building on 2nd, 3rd, & 4th of March, later did a three days programme at Hudec, Caritas Center at Kilinochchi on 5th, 6th and 7th of March. ,
Around 96 disabled People who lost their legs, arms were given prosthesis upper limbs & lower limbs, after taken proper measurements by trained Prosthetic & Orthotic Officers,
Further 12 patients were screened for Paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries & refereed to further treatment to Orthopedic Surgeon in Jaffna, Kandy and Colombo.
The Mobile team comprise of Dr, P&O, Technicians, Foremen, Physiotherapist, & Admin officers. The Team of 14 members. worked for seven days to cater the needs of the people.
The Meththa Artificial limbs & Appliance unit is functioning at the General Hospital Mannar & does Mobile service to the Periphery districts when ever necessary arise .
So far since last 2009 Meththa had catered around 1700 patients with Prosthesis, Orthosis devices, mobility devices, and advocacy also had a referral system to other Service providers.
UK diaspora team who wished to help Srilankans paid a visit during this mobile service.
Reported by Sinclair Peter,
Liaison Officer, Meththa foundation.
generalk Hospital, Mannar