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Rs. 10 billion from Netherlands to upgrade northern healthcare

Healthcare services in the Northern region will be developed further assisted by the Netherlands Government.

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Vavuniya Hospital new cardiology and kidney diseases treatment unit recently. The Netherlands Government provides Rs. 643 million for the project. According to Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, the Netherlands soft loan facility is about Rs. 10 billion.

The Point Pedro Hospital accidents and emergency services unit construction will cost Rs. one billion.

Kilinochchi Hospital gynecology unit construction will cost Rs. 1.27 billion and Mankulam Hospital medical rehabilitation center construction will cost Rs. 1.3 billion. Rs. 4.400 million will be spent on supplying advanced medical equipment for hospitals in the north. The government also spends Rs. 40 million to develop the Delft District Hospital.

The construction of the maternity clinical building, wards complex, mortuary and the official quarters of the hospital are going on now. Healthcare facilities in Analativu, Ninativu, Kytes, and Velanai are upgraded now.

Two boats will be provided to transport patients in the island at a cost of Rs. 15 million, the Health Minister Spokesman said.


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