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* A new hospital for Sri Lankan IDPs
Thu, May 14, 2009, 12:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Health Ministry has taken measures to establish another hospital at Ramanadapuram in Chettikulam, Vavuniya to treat the sick and wounded Internally Displaced Persons.

Health Ministry said that they commenced the constructions of the hospital yesterday with the assistance of UNICEF.

The Ministry hopes to complete the constructions within the next few weeks to provide immediate medical facilities to the IDPs.

According to the sources, the hospital will have100 beds and fully-equipped operation theaters.

The Health Ministry said the congestion in hospitals of Vavuniya and other areas will be relieved after the new hospital is built.

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