Japanese Govt provides ¥ 800 M
The Government of Japan has provided ¥ 800 million (approximately Rs 1,400 million) to the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to strengthen the health sector to tackle COVID-19 through the provision of medical equipment. The exchange of notes for the grant aid was signed between the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, Sugiyama Akira, and the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Economic and Policy Development, S.R. Attygalle, yesterday (8) at the Ministry of Finance, Economic and Policy Development.
The Government of Japan, in response to the request of the GoSL, has decided to extend this assistance to help Sri Lanka maintain and further improve preparedness for the pandemic in its health services, by providing medical equipment.
Equipment procured under this grant include magnetic resonance imaging scanners, computerised tomography scanners, X-ray systems, and central monitors, which will be immediately installed at selected hospitals and treatment centres that have been leading the efforts in combating COVID-19.
The Government of Japan believes that this assistance will also contribute to the sustainable medical system in Sri Lanka.