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.
The Children day of Probation and Childcare Department was held on 21st December 2016 at STR Cultural Hall, Thiruketheeswaram,Mannar. Secretary of Woman and Children Affairs Ministry Emelda Sugumar participated as the Chief Guest.
Mosquito Control Programme was organized by Ministry of Health, Northern Province in Jaffna Open Arena on 27th September 2016. Provincial Health Minister Dr. P. Sathiyalingam participated as Chief Guest and inaugurated the programme.
Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine launched its newsletter on 23rd November 2016 in the auditorium of Health Ministry. Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council CVK Sivagnanam received the first copy from Provincial Minister of Health P.Sathiyalingam.
To mark International Yoha Day, Provincial Department of Indigenous Medicine organized the “Suriya Namaskaram” – Yoha programme - on 21th June 2016 at 8.15 am in front of Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine. This event was headed by Provincial Commissioner of Indigenous Medicine Dr (Mrs) S. Thurairatnam.