Sri Lanka president inaugurates hospital received as full grant from Chinese government

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday declared open the China-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa, the second-largest city in the island nation’s North Central Province

Jun 13, 2021
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Sri Lanka president inaugurates hospital

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday declared open the China-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa, the second-largest city in the island nation’s North Central Province

Sri Lanka received the hospital complex as a full grant from the Chinese government at the request of former President Maithripala Sirisena during his visit to China in 2015.

The hospital complex spans an area of 16 acres and the design has been influenced by the ancient architecture of Sri Lanka and China. The hospital was built at Rs. 12 billion within 30 months, ColomboPage reported.

The hospital has modern facilities for kidney transplants and can accommodate 200 in-house patients. The intensive care unit has 20 beds.

(SAM)

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