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* Japan grants Sri Lanka JPY 500 million to improve NCD treatment facilities at the Jayewardenepura Hospital
Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 07:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” is a Sustainable Development Goal and its Target 3.4 is “By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and wellbeing”.

Accordingly, Government of Japan provides medical equipment and technical assistance to improve Non-Communicable Disease Treatment Facilities at the Sri Jayewardenepura Government Hospital (SJGH) under Japanese Government Non- Project Grant Aid Programme.

Based on the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of Japan has agreed to provide Japanese Yen 500 million (approximately Rs. 1,265 million) grant under the Japanese non-project grant aid scheme for provision of equipment to improve the facilities at the Sri Jayewardenepura Government Hospital (SJGH).

The Exchange of Notes pertaining to the grant were signed by K.M Mahinda Siriwardana, Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and Hideaki Mizukoshi, Ambassador of Government of Japan on Thursday (August 18, 2022) at the Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies.

Under this grant assistance, Angio- CT machine, Other Radiology equipment, Ophthalmic instruments, Surgical instrument set (stainless steel with satin finish), Fifteen (15) Dental Units with accessories, Liver transplant Instrument set, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory will be provided.

This improvement at the hospital will facilitate for enhancing the quality of the care provided specially to the patients with non-communicable diseases while enabling to provide high quality medical professional training to medical undergraduates and postgraduates from National School of Nursing in Sri Jayewardenepura and Faculty of Medical Sciences of University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Accordingly, this project will eventually assist the development of human resources of health sector in Sri Lanka.


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