May 04, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open the new largest state-of-the-art military hospital in Narahenpita on Monday (May 05).
The hospital built at a cost of Rs. 1.54 billion will provide health services to the members of tri forces and police and their families as well as retired military personnel and their family members.
The ten-storied military hospital complex at Narahenpita, comprising 21 wards and 1024 beds will be the largest military hospital in South Asia.
Engineers and the technicians of the Engineer Services Regiment of Sri Lanka Army were entrusted in constructing the facility.
The hospital, equipped with another Rs 2 billion worth state-of-the-art medical equipment can accommodate more than thousand patients per day in its Outpatient Department (OPD).
In addition to the large OPD section, the complex is complete with Sterilization and Supply Division (SSD) facilities, MRI scanning facilities, a roof-top chopper pad, automatic x-ray screening machines, two modular operation theatres, Pathology Laboratory, Radiology Unit, Dermatology Unit, Medical Air and Nurses calling facilities, labor room, 12 dental surgery units, a cafe and an auditorium with 314 seats for lectures.
"With new facilities, we are able to provide better health services to disable War Heroes, some of who are aging and requiring close attention on various peripheral ailments, bound to crop up with passage of time," the Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake said.