President Maithripala Sirisena presided over a ceremony to vest the new Out Patients Department and the ward complex built at the Kaluvanchikudi Base Hospital in Batticaloa, with the public today (Feb. 1).
The new Out Patients Department and the ward complex were built at a cost of Rs. 514 million with monetary contribution of the government of Sri Lanka and the JAICA.
The President registered the first patient to the new ward complex.
The Hospital Development Committee presented a memento to the President during the event.
President Sirisena also presented felicitation awards to the officials, including the Eastern Province Health Minister A.L.M. Nazeer, who contribute to the development of the health field in the area.
A portrait of President drawn by a student from the Pattirappu National School in Batticaloa, presented to President Sirisena at the event.
Dignitaries including the Opposition Leader, R. Sampanthan, Health Minister, Rajitha Senarathna, Minister Daya Gamage, Deputy Ministers, Ameer Ali, Faisal Cassim, Governor of the Eastern Province, Austin Fernando, Chief Minister, Nazeer Ahamad, Eastern Provincial Council Minister, Mrs. Ariyawathi Galappaththi, Ambassador Of Japan, Kenichi Suganuma, the staff of the Kaluwanchikudy Base Hospital including its Medical Superintendent Dr Sugunan Gunasingam participated in this event.