Community Screening Programme - Walimankada of Manampitiya Village, Siripura MOH area, Polonnaruwa District – 24.02.2021


A community screening programme was conducted in the sand collecting site in the Welimankada area of Manampitiya village belonging to the Siripura Medical Officer of Health area of Polonnaruwa District on the 24th of February 2021. All the participants were screened and made aware of skin diseases including Leprosy during this screening. Those in need of further care was referred to the dermatology clinic of the Polonnaruwa General Hospital. The survey was conducted with the guidance of the Regional Director of Health Services and coordinated with the support of the Regional Epidemiologist and his staff, all other preventive health staff attached to the RDHS office, public health field staff, Local NGOs and the Polonnaruwa District Project Officer of FAIRMED Foundation.