Consulate General of India
Siddha Medical Camp at Chankanai Cultural Hall, Jaffna on "Universal Health Coverage Day
1. As part of the activities to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Consulate General of India, Jaffna along with Provincial Department of Indigenous Medicine, Northern Province jointly launched “Siddha For All” campaign across the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on “Universal Health Coverage Day” i.e 12th December, 2021. The campaign makes available medical advice and Siddha medicines for various ailments along with routine health checkups free of cost.
2. Commencing the campaign, a Siddha Medical Camp was organized at Chankanai Cultural Hall, Jaffna today. The inauguration ceremony began with lighting of lamp by Mr. Raakesh Natraj, Hon’ble Consul General, Mr. P. Senthilnanthanan, Secretary, Ministry of Health, Indigenous Medicine and Probation and Childcare Services, Dr.(Mrs.) K. Jebanamaganeshan, Commissioner, Provincial Department of Indigenous Medicine, Northern Province, Mr. T.Nadanendran, Chairman, Valikamam West Pradeshiya Sabha, Chulipuram, Ms. K. Senthuran Assistant Divisional Secretary, Chankanai, Jaffna along with Community Medical Officers & Siddha doctors.
3. Being an open-access camp, with no prior registration required, the medical camp attracted an overwhelming response. More than 150 patients from all age categories visited the camp and received medical advice and Siddha medicines for their ailments. Siddha is a traditional medicinal system & offers holistic health management to all by emphasizing on dietetics and nutrition, lifestyle management, rejuvenation therapy, geriatric care, mother and child care along with other preventive and curative measures, which could be of especial use during the current COVID pandemic.
12 December, 2021