The Meththa Rehabilitation Foundation (Gurantee) ltd, which is functioning at Mannar General Hospital since last 2009 does Mobile service in order to cater the Resettled Villages, disabled specially with Artificial Limb fitting and issue of Appliances & Mobility devices.
On 7th of January.2012 ,On the Invitation of Divisional Secretary Thunukkai Mr. C .Gunapalan and Ast Director of Planning Mrs.Shanthi Sriskantharajah The Meththa mobile team under the Team leader Dr.P.Panagamuwa conducted one day Mobile clinic at the resettled Villages of seven GSN area. at Thunkkai.
32 affected Disabled were screened with prostesis upper limb & lower limb, and measurment were taken for orthosis devices. Many women ,Children, school going children, Elderly people benefited by this clinic, few patients were reffered to Orthopedic Surgeon in Vavuniya, Jaffna & Colombo.
According to DS Thunukkai there are around 161 disabled with Legs below knee, above knee ,Short legs, polio patients, Those who lost their hands above elbow & below elbow. And people with shell injuries in their spinal and unable to walk etc.
Meththa screened all the patients, measurement were taken , Repairs were done for their Prosthesis & Orthosis devices, and suitable medical advises were given by UK consultant Doctors & specially trained P&O officers.. After three weeks the fitting & gait training will be given at the same place to these patients..
Dr Panagamuwa thanked for the keen interest taken by DS & ADP of Thunukkai DS office.
Similar Help will be rendered to other DSS of Mullaitivu & killinochchi area if they officially requested to Meththa Foundation . Our contat details are ,
The Meththa Rehabilitation Foundation (Gurantee) ltd
General Hospital, Mannar.