President Maithripala Sirisena vested several projects with the public, today (29) which were implemented with the aim of preventing the chronic kidney disease and for the welfare of the kidney patients.
The President, using the remote satellite technology from the Presidential Secretariat, declared open these projects.
First, President Sirisena using the remote satellite technology opened the Economic, Welfare and Educational Information Centre built to empower kidney patients in the Girandurukotte District Hospital, at a cost of Rs.89 million.
Meanwhile, the President vested 09 water purification systems established in the Anuradhapura, Puttalam, Kurunegala and Kandy districts with the public, which were installed with the financial assistance of the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease and various philanthropers and the labour assistance provided by the Sri Lanka Navy.
The President also vested the water purification systems established at Welusumana Raja Maha Viharaya, Mihintale, Ruwanpura Maha Vidyalaya, Padaviya, Kiridiwaththa Primary School in Palagala, St. Anthony Maha Vidyalaya in Tirippane, Kiulakele Maha Vidyalaya in Mahakubukkadawala, Karabewa Purana Raja Maha Viharaya in Anamaduwa, land belong to Housing Development Authority in Viharagama, Anamaduwa as well as the Maliyadeva Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya in Kurunegala and Dharmaraja Vidyalaya in Kandy, with the public .
The President has given special attention to the prevention of the spread of kidney disease which has spread throughout several districts and many projects were implemented over the past five years following the establishment of Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease.
Provision of water purification systems were established as a short term solution to provide safe drinking water to the people living in vulnerable areas of the kidney disease. At present over 611 water purification systems were established across the country spending Rs.824 million and the beneficiaries of these projects were exceeding 1,527,500.
The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva and senior officials from the Ministry of Health and the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease were present on this occasion.