The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission has asked the government to set up a medical board to review the cases of victims of the past regime who suffered bodily harm and need urgent medical attention.

“The TRRC has delivered an urgent request to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to set up a Medical Board to review the cases of victims of the past regime who suffered bodily harm and need urgent medical attention and to advise the Commission as to their present health status and needs,” Dr Baba Galleh Jallow, the executive secretary of the TRRC said in statement on Wednesday.

According to Dr Jallow, victims needing urgent medical attention include persons arrested and detained during April and May 2006 and the survivors of the April 10/11, 2000 student massacre.

He said: “We are doing everything possible to see that victims who need urgent medical attention get urgent medical attention at the earliest possible time. We are following up with the Ministry of Health and we are also exploring other avenues to ensure that these victims get the urgent medical attention they deserve.”