By Dr. Kumudu Karunaratne
The workshop was held on June 25th and 26th at the auditorium of the Batticoloa Hospital. There were participants from BH Valachchnai, Ashroff memorial hospital Kalmunai, BH Akkaraipattu, BH Eravur, BH Mahaoya, DH Padiyathalawa, FoM Eastern University and TH Batticoloa. Altogether there were 30 attendees but about 18 participated fulltime on both days during the workshop. Lot of support had been given by MLT of TH Batticoloa in organising it last minute.
Participants requested the college to organise this type of events regularly and MLT from BH Akkaraipattu requested the college to visit the hospital and guide them in Microbiology as they are doing on their own. We were requested to send a laboratory manual also to them as they do not have one.
Dr. Kumudu Karunaratne, Dr.Madumanee Abeywardena, Dr. Primali Jayasekera, Dr. Jude Jayamaha, Dr. Vaithehi Francis and Dr. Jauffer served as the resource personnel. MoH gave a very comfortable vehicle, so the trip to Batticoloa was enjoyable too.