Nephrology Specialised Hospital opened
The China-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Specialised Hospital in Polonnaruwa was declared open by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday (11). 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 was built at a cost of Rs 12 billion and spans over 16 acres and has been designed with the influence of ancient architecture of Sri Lanka and China. The complex was constructed within a period of 30 months. The hospital consists of five operating theatres with modern facilities for kidney transplants and can accommodate 200 in-house patients.
In addition, the hospital is equipped with 20 ICU beds, a dialysis unit equipped with 100 machines, a clinic complex for kidney patients, state-of-the- art laboratories, radiation and CT scan services, and a state-ofthe-art auditorium. (ST)