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Maharagama Apeksha Hospital’s Four-Story Children’s Ward Nears Completion

May 15, Colombo (LNW): Under the guidance of Health and Industry Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, a significant discussion on the proposed development plans for Maharagama Apeksha Hospital until 2030 unfolded at the hospital premises on the morning of May 15th.

The discourse commenced by delving into ongoing and forthcoming development endeavors concerning the 10-acre hospital premises, addressing both immediate and long-term initiatives.

H.W.P. Chandrasiri, the authorized architect from the Central Consulting Bureau (CECB) specializing in Special Projects, elucidated the blueprint for future development works at the hospital. He outlined existing challenges in project implementation and detailed steps taken to mitigate these issues, providing comprehensive insights to Minister Pathirana and other pertinent officials.

Highlighting a significant milestone, it was announced that the construction of a four-story children’s ward complex, initiated on September 21st, 2023, through funding from Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Dewalaya, is slated for completion in July this year. With an estimated cost of 150 million rupees and an allocated project duration of eight months, the Sri Lanka Air Force is overseeing project management and construction.

Also, the officials were informed about the ward complex which is intended to be constructed with the fund of Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Dewalaya with a donation of about 500 beds and after the construction of the ward complex, it will be possible to provide optimal and quality treatment services to the people.

Minister Pathirana personally inspected the construction progress of the children’s ward complex, leveraging the occasion to assess the utilization of allocated budgetary resources and the contributions from Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Dewalaya for Maharagama Hospital’s future development.

Emphasizing the importance of methodical and formal execution, officials received directives to ensure streamlined implementation of future development projects.

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In attendance were Health Secretary Specialist Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Ministry of Health officials, Deputy Director of Apksha Hospital Dr. Buddhika Kulakulasuriya, Basnayake Nilame of Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Dewalaya Dishan Gunasekara, and representatives from the Central Consultancy Bureau for Engineering.


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