A survey has revealed that Around 80 percent of the Sri Lankan Patients who are sustained with Spinal Cord Injuries died within 2 years time former Squadron Leader attached to the Sri Lanka Air Force Susil Siriwardena has said.He also said that around 1200 Spinal Cord Injuries have been reported from the country annually.
Addressing a Press Briefing held yesterday (21) at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute regarding the ongoing 10th Asian Summit on Spinal Cord Injuries held in Colombo Mr.Siriwardena has stressed that he him self is a victim for Spinal Cord injury and urged the need to address the issues related to Spinal Cord Injuries which leads life time disability as well as morality.
The Director of Youth,Elderly and Disabled Persons in the Ministry Of Health Dr.Anil Dissanayake has said that with the outcome of the ongoing three day International Seminar On Spinal Cord Injuries held in Hotel Ceylon Continental a National Policy on Spinal Cord Injuries to address the rising issues related to Spinal Cord Injuries here will be drafted following a National Summit on the subject.
The 10th Asian Summit On Spinal Cord Injuries began in Hotel Ceylon Continental in Colombo yesterday (21)evening with the participation of some 600 delegates representing around 20 Asian Countries.The First Lady Mrs.Shiranthi Rajapaksha has graced the occasion with several Cabinet Ministers.
A special workshop is currently underway at the Summit venue for Disabled Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries.