The MoU on building of the hospital in Polonnaruwa for kidney patients was signed today (June 06) at the Presidential Secretariat, at the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena.
The hospital to be built is under a donation of the government of China at a request of the President.
Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Janaka Sri Chandraguptha signed for the Government of Sri Lanka while the Economic and Commerce Advisor of the Chinese Embassy Yang Zuoyuan signed for the Chinese government.
The Chinese government’s donation for the kidney hospital is a result of the discussions held between President Sirisena and Chinese President Xi Jinping during POresident Sirisena’s official visit to China in 2015.
The kidney hospital will consist of 200 beds, 100 blood infiltration machines and modern surgery complex. This hospital which will be built at a cost of Rs. 12 billions also will be a national level hospital with kidney transplant facilities.
The President will lay the foundation stone for this hospital next month.
Minister Rajitha Senarathne, Director of the Presidential Task Force for Prevention of Kidney diseases Asela Iddawela, Additional Secretary to the President Rohana Keerthi Dissanayake, Director of Polonnaruwa National Hospital Doctor Sampath Indika Kumara and the Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang were among those participated in this occasion.