The Provincial Minister of Health, P.Sathiyalingam said yesterday in the sitting of the council that,5,815 woman led families are living in Kilinochchi District and out of them 4,290 are widows and 1,310 are abandoned by their husbands, the husbands of 215 women have been made to disappear. A separate Rehabilitation Department has to be established to pursue the post war rehabilitation activities and to solve the day to day problems of the people affected by the war.He proposed that the Central Government should allocate special funds towards the establishment of this Department.
My Ministry had launched an Electronic Survey of information related to my Ministry and from the data obtained from 120,298 persons belonging to 34, 138 families, following data have been obtained:
|Physical and mental disabilities||
|Body movement deficiencies||
|Vision deficiencies||3,342||Hearing deficiencies||1,670|
|unable to move on their own||1,447||Retarded||966|
|Mental patients||875||speaking deficiencies||487|
|Diabetes||3,192||Chronic Kidney failures||394|
This resolution was adopted unanimously adopted.