Lankan medical team to help Pakistan’s flood-hit
The Health Ministry will send a special medical team from Sri Lanka
to Pakistan within the next few days to treat Pakistani people affected
by floods. Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena made arrangements to
send the team on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s direction, a Ministry
According to the spokesman, two specialist doctors, four medical
officers, six nurses, one assistants and two pharmacists will be in the
15 member Sri Lankan medical team which will leave for Pakistan.
The team will be led by Lady Ridgeway Hospital Deputy Director Dr
Sujith Gunasekera. Food required for this team will despatched to
The Ministry has also made arrangements to send medicine to Pakistan
along with the Sri Lankan medical team. The Pakistan High Commission in
Sri Lanka has been informed about the visit, he said.