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* Sri Lanka President commences construction of China-gifted national hospital for kidney patients
Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 09:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday inaugurated the construction work of China-gifted National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa, in north central Sri Lanka.

This New Hospital is being built as the largest kidney hospital in South Asia, at a cost of Rs. 1.2 billion, fulfilling a long term aspiration of the President to provide services for kidney patients. The Chinese Government is sponsoring the entire project following a request made by the President.

Speaking at the ceremony, President Sirisena said the hospital would be a great asset and a gift to the people of Sri Lanka, not only for the people living in the North Central Province but for the entire country.

The President thanked the Chinese government for fulfilling his request and conducting the feasibility studies to build the hospital.

The hospital project includes state-of-the-art equipment and all necessary facilities for kidney patients.

The 200-bed hospital will be equipped with all modern medical equipment to treat kidney disease. A 100-bed dialysis unit will also be established within the hospital.

It is also planned to establish an Out Patients Treatment Department. There will also be six modern surgical theatres needed for the kidney transplant and an outpatients and specialized kidney patients clinic complex. There will also be a modern auditorium with a 200 seating capacity and a car park which can accommodate 300 vehicles. There will also be hostel facilities needed for the hospital staff.

The project is expected to complete within 24 months and accordingly in July 2020 the hospital will be ready for functioning.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and Chinese Ambassador in Colombo Cheng Xueyuan also participated in the event.


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