June 18, Colombo: The Government has received cabinet approval to enter into an agreement with the Government of Japan to provide a grant assistance of Rs. 1.36 billion to Sri Lanka to procure medical equipment necessary for the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic prevention activities.
The government of Japan has given its consent to award an aid of Japanese Yen 800 million (approximately Rupees 1,360 million) under Japanese non - project grant scheme for the supply of medical equipment required for strengthening the activities of prevention of COVID-19 pandemic situation within Sri Lanka, a statement on cabinet decisions said.
Medical equipment such as MRI scanners, CT Scanners, Bedside X - Ray Systems, Central Monitors, Bedside Monitors and Defibrillators etc. can be supplied under the grant.
Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal submitted by the Prime Minister as the Minister of Finance, Economic and Policy Development to obtain the grant as well as to sign the agreements pertaining to it.