A group of Paediatricians together with a few Senior Registrars and 4 nurses from Mawanella Hospital visited the areas badly affected by the land slides and floods in Aranayake. We took with us all the essential medicines and conducted three medical clinics in Dippitiya, Hathgampola and in Ambalakanda. We also distributed clothes and other essential food items among the affected people.
At present the affected and the displaced are very well looked after by the Government, non governmental organisations and by the public. The Grama Niladharies whom we met at the camps were concerned about what will happen after another few days when the enthusiasm dies down. We will be revisiting the area to find out how best we could support them.