Wellawaya hospital cries out for a Paediatrician
The Paediatric unit of Wellawaya Base hospital is on the verge of getting closed as there was no paediatricianfor more than months. Children in villages like Koslanda, Buttala, Ella and Thanamalwila are highly helpless as the paediatrician who was in this hospital left the job about six months ago to secure a job abroad.
As a result of this, the parents of these children are compelled to take their children to hospitals like Badulla, Moneragala, Hambantota and Embilipitiya.
They have to spend unaffordable expenses to bring their children to these hospitals.
Therefore they request authorities to appoint a paediatrician to this hospital without delay.
When enquired from the Hospital Medical superintendent Dr.Anuradha Mangala he said that this was a major hospital to serve many people in Wellawaya, Buttala Ella and Thanamalwila so it is a must to have a pediatrician here.