Therapeutic play area at LRH opened
The first open therapeutic play area built for children receiving
treatment at a hospital for neuro disorders was opened at the Lady
Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo recently.
The play area was constructed by Americares International at a cost
of Rs. two million, a Health Ministry spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, a therapeutic open play area is a must
for the children when receiving treatment for various neurological
problems caused at their birth and after. Such problems arise when they
fall while playing etc.
The children need to be active and play while receiving
Around 2,000 children receive physiotherapy at LRH for various
LRH is the largest children's hospital in Asia.
The government has allocated Rs. 4.5 million to build a separate
building for the OPD of the hospital under the direction of Health
Minister Maithripala Sirisena, he added.