Japan provides USD 34 million for improved facilities in Sri Lankan hospitals

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Feb. 10 : Japan has provided 3,935 million Japanese Yen (approximately 34 million dollars) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for the improvement of facilities and equipment to secondary hospitals in Sri Lanka, to improve the health system and strengthen the secondary level hospitals in the country.

According to the Japanese Embassy in Colombo, under this project, four secondary hospitals, Theldeniya Base Hospital, Warakapola Base Hospital, Kaluvanchykudy Base Hospital, and Galgamuwa Base Hospital were refurbished, As a result, local people of the Eastern Province have gained access to quality health care services.

Kaluwanchikudy Base Hospital has been restored with a new central ward including ICU, operating theatre, hospital ward with latest medical equipment, new out patient's ward and the mortuary for the smooth functioning of the hospital.

"The Government of Japan hopes that this assistance will be effectively utilized to the welfare of the people seeking treatments, improve their health conditions and facilitate the long term development in Sri Lanka," said an official release by the Embassy.


Source: ANI