President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Central Functions Building Complex of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital on Wednesday.
The Government of Japan provided grant funds through JICA amounting to 2,298 million Yen (Rs. 2,900 million) towards the “Project for Improvement of the Central Functions of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital” for the construction of a new three story building complex equipped with an Operating Theater Complex, Intensive Care Units, Central Laboratory Complex, Central Facilities for Diagnostic Imaging and provision of medical equipment for the smooth functioning of the hospital.
Highlighting the significance of this event Ambassador Hobo said, “Japan is extremely happy that the three story building complex which was a gift from the people of Japan to the people of Sri Lanka will enable the people of the Northern Province to have access to quality health care services and ensure their well-being.”
The Government of Japan has continuously supported the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the Northern areas with assistance for social and economic development.