The government of Japan has provided hospital equipment worth Rs. 400 million to nine hospitals island-wide to further strengthen the health service in the country.
The Ministry of Health in a statement said the equipment were handed over last evening by the Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA.
The stock of equipment was officially handed over to Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella by the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mizukoshi Hideaki.
Accordingly equipment required for the Teldeniya, Warakapola, Welikanda, Pimbura, Karawanella, Avissawella, Nawalapitiya and Hingurakgoda Base hospitals and necessary equipment needed for the PCR laboratory at the Hambantota General Hospital have been donated by Japan.
Speaking at the event, Health Minister Rambukwella said that Sri Lanka would like to thank the Government of Japan and the people of Japan for their long-standing commitment.
During the meeting, the Japanese Ambassador reminded that Japan respects 70 years of Sri Lankan friendship and has been able to implement a number of projects in the field of healthcare with the assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.