Four new children’s hospitals planned

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said the government has decided to construct four new fully equipped children’s hospitals in Karapitiya, Kalutara, Ragama and Jaffna to uplift the quality of children’s healthcare in these areas.

He said the plan to construct four new children’s hospitals is a timely intervention, since the Lady Ridgeway Hospital is the only children’s hospital in Sri Lanka, offering a free healthcare services for children below 12 now.

Minister Senaratne laid the foundation stone to establish the new nine storey children’s hospital complex at the Karapitiya Teaching hospital, Galle recently.

Plans are also afoot to set up 24 accident and emergency treatment units and 148 blood transfusion centers across the country for the benefit of our patients,” he added.

The estimated cost for the project is around Rs.1,587 million.Newly constructed dialysis Unit and Kidney Transplant Unit at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital at a cost of Rs 1,200 million will also be opened in April,this year.

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