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Human Catastrophe & Medical Emergency in the Vanni

26 January 2009

Human Catastrophe & Medical Emergency in the Vanni Heavy fighting and continuous multi-barrel artillery shelling has resulted in more than 300 internally displaced persons being killed and over 1000 hundred injured in Suthanthirapuram, Udaiyaarkaddu, and Vallipuram in the Mullaitivu District.

We are making an URGENT APPEAL to the Government of Sri Lanka, ICRC, the UN, and the international community for medical supplies and medical teams to be sent to the District to assist our staff. We currently only have 9 MMBS Doctors.

The nature of the injuries and the number of the injuries is such that if these medical supplies do not arrive in the next 24 hours many of the injured will die.

1) Blood Bags
2) Blood Transfusion sets
3) IV Fluids
– Hartmanns
– N.Saline
– Haemaceal
– Dextrose
4) IV giving set
5) IV Cannulas of different size
6) Antibiotics
IV – Benzyl pennicillin
– Ampicillin
– Cloxacillin
– Gentamycin
Oral -Amoxicillin
– Metranidazole
V – Morphine
– Pethadine
RDHS Office TP No: 060 2244811 Fax No : 060 2244811 Email : [email protected]
Oral – Paracetamol
-oral morphine
-Panadine forte
– Indocid
Anaesthatic Drugs
-atrcurium, Rocuronium,Pancuronium
Local anasthatics -lignocaine
-lignocaine with adrenaline
ETT Tubes
Urinary catheters, Bags
Intercostal drainage tube
-Surgical Stuff
-Surgical blade
-Suture meterials
-Vicryl 1.0,2.0,3.0,0.0
Proline 2.0,3.0,4.0,5.0
Catgut 0.0,1.0,2.0,3.0
Suturing needles
anti malarials

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