Casualty Management at the Base Hospital in Polonnaruwa was going on smoothly. I promoted the idea of establishing a Military ward to the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army. That was accepted and a special ward was built adjoining the main hospital. This was opened in November 1986. An Intensive Care Unit with two beds was also set up mainly for the service personnel injured in the conflict.
As the war intensified more and more services personnel injured in conflict were admitted to the hospital. They included Injuries caused by high velocity weapons such as the T56 machine gun, antipersonnel mines, landmines, claymore mines and bomb blasts and other home-made terrorist weapons.
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