“Mathavam” Centre of Health Department which cares the children who are affected with autism and other disorders associated with brain and nervous system, organized some various awareness programs to mark the International Autism day with the affected children and parents on 2nd April 2018.
Newly constructed OPD (Out Patient Department) block at Gurunagar Divisional Hospital in Jaffna district was vested to the Public on 23rd February 2018.
New building complexes were declared open to upgrade health facilities in Northern Province.
Newly constructed OPD (Out Patient Department) block at Puliyankulam Divisional Hospital in Vavuniya district was vested to the Public on 22nd February 2018.
Northern Provincial Health Ministry and Education Ministry jointly released the draft of Northern Provincial Autism Policy 2017-2022 on 19th July 2017 at Jaffna Tilko Hotel. This policy document includes identifying the children who are affected with autism and other disorders associated with brain and nervous system, evaluation, providing proper treatments and interventions, educating and living together with the society.