MSF and Sri Lankan Ministry of Health medical staff in Vavuniya hospital continued to work round the clock this past weekend. Patient numbers have stabilized at 1,700 over the past two days as some patients are now being diverted to other hospitals to ease the pressure. MSF has offered the Sri Lankan government to scale up its medical activities and is currently in discussions with the authorities for permission.
The thousands of people that were waiting at Omanthai checkpoint on Friday have now been transferred to Manik Farm, an open land area with temporary camps 40 km south west of Vavuniya. There is now a total of 100,000 displaced people in Manik Farm and bulldozers are clearing the land to make space for new arrivals.