A highly successful mobile medical clinic and dental screening programme was held in Sri Vallipuram last month. This is a tiny village with no healthcare provision about 60 km south of Kalmunai, an area still recovering from the tsunami some years ago. The village is a largely gypsy community where most people live below the poverty line.
With MAI support, our Sri Lankan Partner – Navajeevana Health Centre were able to fund a team of three doctors, a nurse, pharmacist and eye technician.
All 237 patients who attended were seen by the doctors working from 9.00 until 14.00 non-stop! Dental awareness and screening was done by NHC’s own staff and the plan is to run a dental clinic there in a few days time.