US aids Sri Lankan government to rebuilt nine hospitals in the North

Aug 18, Colombo: The United States Government, in two phases, will provide funds to assist the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health to renovate and reconstruct nine hospitals in the conflict-affected areas of Sri Lanka, a US Embassy press release said Thursday.

The renovation of these hospitals will provide essential medical services to conflict affected areas in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts.

In the first phase, the US will provide funds worth US$ 1.6 million to renovate four hospitals – Divisional Hospital Pallai, Divisional Hospital Poonakary, Base Hospital Mulankavil, and Divisional Hospital Oddusuddan.

“These four hospitals are the first phase in a plan to assist the Ministry of Health-Northern Province in upgrading its healthcare facilities,” the Embassy statement said.

In the second phase five more hospitals will undergo renovation and reconstruction with a grant of US$ 1.9 million.

The U.S. said its government remains committed to supporting Sri Lankan government’s efforts towards reconstruction and reconciliation in former conflict zones.

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