The construction of the new state-of-the-art cancer hospital at a cost of Rs. 2.2 billion by the Health Ministry with the monetary assistance of the Ahamed Tea London will begin next month at Maharagama.
The company would provide Rs. 1,500 million and the Sri Lankan government Rs. 600 million for the project, the Health Ministry said.
A Health Ministry spokesman told The Island that the MOU to construct the hospital had been signed in June 2012. The hospital would consist of seven storeys. It would be named Razavi Medical Complex.
He added that the new cancer hospital would have 373 medical and surgical beds, with five operation theaters. It would also consist of 12 SICU beds, 12 ICU beds, a chemotherapy unit, internal and external pharmacies, 19 paying wards, peadiatric surgical unit, modern laundry, waste disposal system, restaurants on each floor and other required facilities.
It would provide a free service to the patients with modern facilities.