Being a lobbyist for social changes, I , on behalf of my worthy colleagues, would like to bring to Honour’s knowledge the pitiful paralysis of Puttalam Kuwait Hospital and the misuse of a great deal of Zakath fund by the Sri Lanka Jamaet- E- Islami under whose control the ill-fated hospital remains.
Your honour’s kind attention is drawn to the prevailing chaotic situation in this hospital that was meant for providing high standard health care service for the people of Puttalam by the “Zakath House” of the State of Kuwait.
- Based on the information revealed by the “Asian Tribune” on the day of the inaugural ceremony of the hospital, and from the available information that are still exist in the website of Sri Lanka Jama-et-E- Islami, we have every reason to believe that Puttalm Kuwait Hospital is the donation of the “Zakath House” of Kuwait for the people of Puttalam, not for the benefit of an Organization.
02.Although the hospital was inaugurated with wide popularization, long time ag, it happened to fall into disuse for the following reasons.
a) The unwise selection of location - this hospital has been located in a lonely deserted outskirt of Puttalam town where there are no proper roads and transport facilities and human settlements in its close vicinity.
b) Lack of corporation - from the time the hospital came to being, it happened to depend on the Base hospital for doctors who always opt to serve for the popular private hospitals in the vicinity of Puttalam Base hospital. The lack of corporation from the local doctors too contributed for this adverse effect on this hospital. It is the direct consequence of the mismanagement by extremely inefficient and incompetent people.
03 Because of the above reasons, it has transformed into a charity hospital where a part-time medical officer treats patients for trivial aliments from 3.00 p.m . to 7.00 p.m. A sum of Rs. 50.00 is charged from the patients for the service provided.
04While sophisticated medical equipments and other hospital furniture are idling within the four walls of the hospital, two ambulances, worth of millions, are being misused by the senior members of Sri Lanka Jama-et-E-Islami.
05Organizations such as “Jamiyyathul Sabab” avail this hospital for their occasional eye-surgery programmes for which they pay a substantial rent to the Sri Lanka Jama-et-E-Islami’s head quarters.
06 The service of the Para-medics who were trained by the Mudurai Meenatchchi Mission Hospital of Tamilnadu, at the cost of the funding agencies of the hospital , and all the minor and sanitary work force abruptly terminated with meager redundancy payment instead of contributing for EPF and ETF legally due to them. The valuable human resources fell into the hands of private hospitals in Puttalam town.
07The activist who work with me raise voice against the Jama-et-E-Islami demanding the Organization to donate all the sophisticated hospital equipments and furniture to Puttalam Base Hospital and other Periphery Units in Puttalam electorate that suffer acute shortage of basic facilities. However, the Organization argues that it was a private hospital, and the Organization is not bound to answer to any ore , but Allah only.
08Time and again, we attempted to draw the attention of the politicians, religious dignitaries and all other important people; unfortunately our attempts ended in vain.
09We would like to bring to Your Honour’s attention to the piece of careless response of Moulavy Hajul Akbar, the present incumbent of Sri Lanka Jame-et-E-Islami. In order to emphasize the gravity, I did not attempt to translate and has given below as it was.
While requesting Your Honour’s involvement into this matter, I would like to suggest Your Honour that, a fact finding machine be organized to pay a surprise visit to the hospital between 9.00 am. to 3.00 p.m.
Youth Committee to Activate The Puttalam Kuwait Hospital
02nd November 2014