Saturday, January 17, 2009

ICRC ‘extremely’ concerned, no safe passage for patients

(DM)The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is “extremely” concerned that no safe passage has been arranged since January 9 between LTTE controlled areas and government controlled areas for patients and health staff to travel.

According to a report by the ICRC this has put at risk the lives of patients who cannot receive suitable treatment on the spot and therefore need to be transferred to Vavuniya Hospital, in government-controlled territory. Full Text