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Handing over of 200-bed ward complex at District Hospital, Vavuniya

Consulate General of India

Jaffna

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Handing over of 200-bed ward complex at District Hospital, Vavuniya

 

The High Commissioner and Mr.Faizal Cassim, Deputy Minister of Health and Indigenous medicine jointly handed over the 200 bed ward complex in Vavuniya on December 11, 2015 and declared open to the people of the region. Mr. K. Sivagnanam, Chairman, Northern Provincial Council, Dr. Sathiyalingam, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Indigenous medicine, Northern Province, Hon’ble Members of Parliament representing Vanni, members of Northern Provincial Council, Mr. Anura Jayawickrama, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Indigenous medicine and Mr. A. Natarajan, Consul General of India-Jaffna were also present during the occasion.

The Government of India has constructed a four-storey 200-bed Ward Complex in the District Hospital, Vavuniya. The Project has been implemented under full grant assistance of the Government of India amounting to SLR 187 million. This complex aims to improve the existing infrastructure of the Hospital and fulfill the medical care needs of in-patients admitted to the Hospital from Vavuniya and adjoining districts. Government of India is also undertaking a project to procure medical equipment and furniture for the ward complex, as a second phase, at a cost of SLR 100 million.

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