A blood donation
campaign was organized by the 551 Brigade at the Manthikai Hospital
premises on 25th June 2017.
The event was organized with the hope of fulfilling the requirement
of the blood bank of the said hospital in such a way that patients
waiting for urgent surgeries are able to undergo their required
surgeries. The campaign was organized on the directives of Brigadier
MASK Muhandiram, the General Officer Commanding, 55 Division.
However, Brigadier WPAK Thilkarathna, the Overlooking General
Officer Commanding, 551 Brigade organized and represented the
event in the absence of Brigadier Muhandiram. 112 x Army personnel
under command to 551 Brigade actively participated in the campaign.
Dr. T Kugadasan, Dr. Upeka Gunarathne, Dr. Pradeepa Piratap and
medical staff of the hospital collaborated with the organizing
committee to make the event successful.