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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

U.S. Government donates medical supplies for hospitals in Sri Lanka’s North

Colombo, 31 March, (Asiantribune.com): The U.S. Agency forU.S. Deputy Chief of Mission James R. Moore symbolically presents five medical kits to Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Health Care and Nutrition.  The kits contain enough bandages, medicines, supplies and equipment to provide basic medical care to 50,000 civilians at hospitals in the North.U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission James R. Moore symbolically presents five medical kits to Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Health Care and Nutrition. The kits contain enough bandages, medicines, supplies and equipment to provide basic medical care to 50,000 civilians at hospitals in the North. International Development (USAID) on Monday donated equipment and basic medical supplies to the Ministry of Health to treat 50,000 civilians at hospitals in the North. James R. Moore, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, made the symbolic presentation to Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Health Care and Nutrition.

The U.S. donation, valued at $77,000 (Rs 8.77 million), includes five kits with basic medical care items such as bandages, medicines, supplies and equipment. The kits are approved by the World Health Organization and each contains enough supplies to provide primary care to 10,000 patients.

The Ministry of Health will distribute these supplies to hospitals in Vavuniya, Mannar, Trincomalee, and Anuradhapura, where the recent influx of IDPs has strained hospital resources.

USAID, the development agency of the U.S. Government, made the donation through its Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.

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