Tsunami remembrance...

I was busy carrying out my usual duties, when suddenly it seemed that all the noise had died out, except for the cardiac monitor, which beeped with every beat of my patients heart. Then I suddenly noticed that all the staff members in the operating theater were standing still. I looked at my watch & it read 9.25am. The whole of country stood still for two minutes to remember the unfortunate catastrophe that reached our shores two years ago at this very moment.
Immediately after this great catastrophe in 2004, most of the staff members (including specialist consultants) from all government hospitals were mobilized to conduct health camps in the affected areas.
Below are some of the photos I took at Sainthamaruthu Hospital in Ampara District after it was destroyed by Tsunami waves.

The last photo is of an intravenous infusion bottle & infusion set with the needle & adhesive plaster (circled) which was used to connect it to the patient. It got entangled in this tree, what happened to the poor patient to which it was connected?


  1. I remeber the Tsunami all too well. I guess that was one of the worst natural disasters and hope that nothing liek that happens again...

    Hope you and your family have a great New Year!

  2. I still keep hearing tragic stories.

    Wishing you a very happy new year!

  3. Hey man.

    Believe me that here in Poland we were shocked about what happend and all the people here where talking about it.

    And you may not know that... we don't spend so much time on talking about tragedies so we organised a help and everyone gave to charity organisations what was important to deliver to those areas.
    I know also that we sent some of soldiers or rescue teams...

    Even though... it didn't give back those lost lifes... but we unite in pain...

    Take care!
    Best Regards,


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