PottuVille Hospital

Better Health Services for Sri Lankans Displaced by the Tsunami

Four years after the tsunami, UNICEF is helping to ensure that a new generation of Sri Lankans doesn’t suffer from a disaster they never knew.

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UNICEF has constructed community clinics, in addition to building a new district hospital in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Pottuvil, which serves a community of 50-thousand families: most of them displaced by the tsunami.



For the first time since the tsunami destroyed her home and her familya??s livelihood, T. Lafara has given birth to a new baby. The young girl is her third child a?? one shea??s been waiting years to have, until her family could sort out its living arrangements in the wake of the disaster.

Now, the family has a new house, and the baby arrived soon after the opening of a new hospital with a full-service maternity ward.

T. Lafara, Mother: a??The old clinic in this area did not have much space, and there were only two or three doctors when my first child was born. The new hospital is spacious with more doctors. We have lavatories and ita??s clean there.a??

The new district hospital here in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Pottuvil, built by UNICEF, serves a community of 50-thousand families. Most of them were displaced by the tsunami. Before the disaster, the nearest maternity hospital was more than 45 kilometers away, in an area under threat by Sri Lankaa??s civil war. Doctors now expect baby deliveries to jump nearly fivefold, to about 100 births a month.

Dr. A.Z., Ameenudeen, Pottuvil District Hospital: a??Before the tsunami, they didna??t have trust in the health system in this area. Because ita??s a small hospital without any facilities. After the tsunami, after this hospital was built, there are more patients coming, even for the OPD, even for the admissions. So we see the changes.a??

In addition to the district hospital, UNICEF is helping in the construction of smaller community clinics, which provide immunizations, family planning health education and other services.

This clinic in the Kalmunai South replaces one that was destroyed in the tsunami, giving new and soon-to-be parents convenient care close to their homes.

Ita??s an effort to ensure that four years after the tsunami, a new generation of Sri Lankans doesna??t have to suffer from a disaster it never knew.



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