Northern Province Healthcare upgraded

Northern Province Healthcare Services to Match Western Standards

by Staff Writer 26-05-2024 | 6:15 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st) - President Ranil Wickremasinghe expressed his pleasure in seeing the projects he initiated as Prime Minister in 2017 to elevate the health service in the Northern Province come to fruition. As President, he is pleased to hand over these advancements to the people today.

He highlighted that the Northern Province now boasts modern hospitals and emphasized his goal of making the region’s health services as advanced as those in the Western Province.

President Wickremesinghe made these remarks during the inauguration of the Medical Rehabilitation Therapy and Mental Health Development Centre at Mankulam Base Hospital today (26).

This medical centre was constructed with the assistance of the Government of Netherlands at a cost of Rs.4.5 billion.

This is the largest medical rehabilitation therapy and mental health development centre in the Northern Province, featuring a psychiatric rehabilitation unit, an emergency unit, a surgery, a laboratory, a radiology unit, an outpatient department, and an intensive care unit.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe presented a commemorative gift to Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka, Bonnie Horbach.