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* Sri Lanka President opens modernized Jaffna Teaching Hospital
Thu, Feb 14, 2013, 12:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Jaffna: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today declared open the Central Task Building Complex at the Jaffna General Hospital built at a cost of 2.6 billion rupees.

The new facility will help to further expand the health services provided not only to the 583,378 people in Jaffna district but also the people from neighboring Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts.

Appreciating the assistance given by the Government of Japan to improve the facility, President Rajapaksa said the Jaffna Hospital has become the hospital with the highest facilities in the Northern Province and it is only second to the Colombo National Hospital in terms of facilities.

The new facility houses 8 operation theaters, two Intensive Care Units with 20 beds, a Central Supply and Sterilization Unit, a Central Laboratory, a Disease Analyzing Unit, and advanced medical equipment, the government information unit said.

Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena said that constructions of projects of this magnitude in the Northern Province have been made possible due to the freedom achieved and the government now aims to provide equal privileges to all people.

Japan's Ambassador in Colombo Nobuhito Hobo, Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake, Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Health Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayathilake and President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath were among those present on this occasion.

(Photos by Chandana Perera)



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