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Foundation Laid for New Surgical Unit Complex at Jaffna Teaching Hospital
[Updated :: 2011-01-21 20:28:15 Hours]

Expanding prevailing health facilities at the Teaching Hospital Jaffna, construction work for a new three-storied building commenced Friday (21.01.2011) morning. The inauguration of construction work was attended by Hon Minister of Health Mr. Maithripala Sirisena who cut the first clot of sand using an earth moving machine at auspicious time.

The government has allocated Rs. 2877 million for this new complex which upgrades the health facilities in the Teaching Hospital. A Japanese engineering company JAICA (Japanese International Corporation Agency) with assistance of local engineers has undertaken the construction work of this new building comprising a laboratory, an emergency unit, eight surgical units and a few internal administration departments.

Not only people from Jaffna but people from other areas in the North are to be benefited with the expansion of health facilities of Teaching Hospital Jaffna. Construction which commenced today is to be completed in 2012.

Hon. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Mr. Douglas Devananda, Japanese Ambassador Mr. Kunio Takahashai, Governor Northern Province Major General (Retd) G.A. Chandrasiri, Commander Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Government Agent Jaffna Mrs. Emelda Sukumar, Senior officials of the Health Ministry, doctors and medical staff members were also present on the occasion.

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