Indian Armed Forces extend medical aid by two months to displaced LankanTamils

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New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): The Union Government has decided to extend the tenure of the Indian Armed Forces Field Hospital Unit providing succour and relief to the internally displaced Tamil civilians for another two months on the request of the Sri Lankan Government.

According to a communiqué issued by the Ministry of Defence, this is the second extension made by the Indian Government.

The field hospital of the Indian Armed Forces is extending humanitarian service to the displaced Tamilians Civilians at Manikfarms Camp since March.

The field hospital unit has a 60-member medical team comprising surgeons, pediatrician, medical specialist and lady medical officer.

The team so far has treated over 21,000 displaced Tamil civilians including cases of gunshot wounds, trauma, head injuries and those related to general surgery and orthopedics.

India has sent its second medical team in July to relieve the first team, which was working since March.

The Indian field hospital unit is carrying out yeomen service by providing urgent medical aid.

The tales of some of the treated casualties at the Indian Armed Forces Field Hospital Unit give a gripping account of the extent of the treatment provided by the team that has made a difference to those affected. (ANI)

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