Sept 27, Colombo: A new state-of-the-art medical complex for Sri Lanka military in the outskirts of the capital Colombo is nearing completion and receiving finishing touches, the Army says.
Sri Lanka Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake recently inspected the country's second largest 1043-bed hospital in Narahenpita.
The new hospital complex with its diagnostic facilities in radiology as well as in pathology complements more space and better health care since Narahenpita Military Hospital serves as the central wing to all island-wide peripheral Army medical units.
Until 2006 the Military Hospital was based in the Army headquarters in Colombo across the Galle Face Green and it was moved to a suburb in 2007.
Equipped with most modern and sophisticated MRI scanners, a roof-top chopper pad, automatic x-ray screening machinery and a host of state-of-the-art technicalities of the best quality, the new Military Hospital complex is to be entirely manned by professionally-trained Army personnel for both administrative and medical duties, the Army said.
During the inspection tour, the Army Commander, underlining the importance of proper and sustained maintenance of the new utility complex, instructed those responsible for the overall construction of the complex to adhere to expected deadlines of completion.