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* Sri Lanka Army opens a new hospital in South Sudan under the UN mission
Sat, Aug 9, 2014, 12:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 09, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army at the request of the UN, has established its first-ever SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan, under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Establishing the hospital with ultra-modern facilities and medical equipment, all supplied and installed by the Sri Lanka Army, has been reportedly hailed as 'one of the fastest and well-planned projects ever seen in Mission Director's entire UN career'.

The establishment of the hospital was a result of the discussions initiated by the Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa together with the Army commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake with a five-member UNMISS delegation arrived in the country in January.

The new SRIMED Level 2 Hospital Bor was formally opened on July 25 with Director, Mission Support; UNMISS Ms. Stephani Scheer as the Chief Guest, in the presence of the UNMISS Force Commander, Lieutenant General Johannes Tesfamarium, the Guest of Honour.

The hospital, manned entirely by the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corp personnel is slated to provide second line health care to all UN personnel serving there.

The Army said Ms Scheer has been impressed with the facilities and medical equipment supplied by the Army and has reportedly gone on record saying that SRIMED Level 2 Hospital was one of the well-planned and fastest projects she has ever seen in her entire UN career

South Sudan's SRIMED Hospital with its 66 Sri Lankan Army staff, is commanded by Consultant Epidemiologist, Lieutenant Colonel Saveen Semage and managed by four specialists, Lieutenant Colonel Sherman Fernando, Consultant Physician, Lieutenant Colonel Percy Dias, Consultant Surgeon, Lieutenant Colonel Chevindra Bopitiya, Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon and Lieutenant Colonel Arul Murali, Consultant Anesthetist.

This new SRIMED Hospital, equipped with necessary components for secondary care medical services, including an operating theatre, labour room, intensive care unit, emergency department, out-patient department, dental surgery, dental workshop, pharmacy, medical store, radiology department, clinical laboratory, ECG room, sterilizing department, bio medical engineering section, medical waste disposal section, freezer mortuary, isolation ward and laundry plus wards, also enjoys aero medical evacuation facility with ambulatory resuscitation and ventilation capabilities.

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