IOM donates medical equipment to local hospitals

(Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne with Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon)

The International Organization of Migrants (IOM), functioning under the assistance of the Canadian Government, has donated medical equipment to local hospitals, Health Ministry spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said IOM had donated eight monitoring machines to state hospitals in the  Kalutara and Ratnapura districts.

The total value of machines costs Rs. 2.5 million.

Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, David McKinnon handed over the machines to Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne at the Health Ministry, the spokesperson said.

The IOM works to encourage social and economic development through migration, and remains committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

 

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