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* Financial assistance from German bank to build tsunami damaged maternity hospital in Sri Lanka
Sat, Jul 6, 2013, 11:53 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka will obtain financial assistance from a German bank to complete the construction of a tsunami damaged maternity hospital in southern Sri Lanka.

The Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena has received the cabinet approval to proceed with the project with financial assistance of Euro 28 million (Rs. 4.3 billion) from the KfW Bank (Kreditanstalt furWeideraufbau) of Germany.

The Helmut Kohl - Galle Maternity Hospital Foundation initiated the work on the Mahamodara maternity hospital in Galle which was damaged by the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004.

Construction work on the hospital began in 2006 on a four acre block of land acquired from the Irrigation Department. However the project has run out of funding and the construction work is held up at present.

Last year the Rotary Club of Germany and the Helmut Kohl Foundation provided Rs. 27 million to open a new 40-bed Gynecology ward at the Mahamodara hospital in Galle. The two organizations had earlier injected Rs. 140 million to develop the key maternity hospital.

The facility handles an average of 1,200 deliveries per month The maternity hospital performs around 12,000 deliveries and provides services to about 24,000 mothers annually.

In addition to the proposed loan facility from KfW, the Helmut Kohl Maternity Hospital Foundation will provide a grant of Euro 3 million for the provision of essential medical equipment.

Ministry of Health will be the executing agency of the project and it is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

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