Feb 08, Colombo: According to a request made by the Minister of Transport, Highways and Mass Media Dr. Bandula Gunawardena from the Cabinet, the Cabinet has approved the conversion of Homagama Base Hospital into a teaching hospital affiliated to the University of Moratuwa.
Homagama Base Hospital currently serves a large number of people as a hospital located close to the Expressway and as an educational center in the Homagama area a large number of government institutions including private universities and various faculties of government universities are located.
Also, the Homagama Base Hospital, which provides services to more than the population of the area, treats more than a thousand patients daily.
In addition to the services provided in a general base hospital, many specialist medical services such as orthopaedics, kidney, heart disease etc. are also provided by the Homagama base hospital and since the Homagama Base Hospital is the main hospital between Avissawella and Colombo, a special discussion was held at the office of the Ministry of Transport and Highways about the basic activities of developing it as a teaching hospital.
Attention was drawn to many issues including setting up the necessary legal background for the development of Homagama Base Hospital as a teaching hospital and further developing the facilities of the hospital by focusing on the development activities that can be done by getting the contribution of the private sector.
The Minister also emphasized on the importance of completing these activities as soon as possible as this will provide a great service to the development activities including the first Sports University in Sri Lanka which will be started in Homagama area in the future.
A group of officials related to the administration of the hospital, including Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara, Medical Superintendent of Homagama Base Hospital, participated in this discussion.
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