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Indian medical team’s stay in Lanka extended for two months – indianexpress

[MISC, Monday, 3 August 2009 09:02 No Comment]

The Indian Armed Forces field hospital unit that was set up in war-torn Sri Lanka in March to help civilians caught in the cross-fire between the Army and LTTE rebels has been extended by two more months on Colombo’s request. The field hospital unit, which has a 60-member medical team that includes surgeons, a paediatrician and a woman medical officer, has been granted its third extension.

The hospital has treated over 21,000 internally displaced Tamil civilians and has handled cases of gunshot wounds, trauma, head injuries and other medical problems at Manik farms camp in Vavuniya.

Amongst the patients who have been treated at the hospital is Sujatha, who was trained as a suicide bomber at an LTTE camp.

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