Japan grants equipment worth Rs. 400 million to Sri Lanka hospitals

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Aiming to further strengthen the health service in Sri Lanka, The Government of Japan under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) assistance has provided Rs. 400 million worth medical equipment to nine hospitals in the country.

Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Mizukoshi Hideaki Wednesday presented the stock of essential medical equipment to strengthen COVID-19 response to Keheliya Rambukwella, the Minister of Health, in the presence of Takashima Kiyofumi, Senior Representative of JICA.

The provided equipment was procured through JICA’s technical cooperation “Project for Strengthening COVID-19 Response” in a total of Rs.300 million.

The stock of medical equipment includes ventilators, ICU beds, blood gas analyzers, real time PCR machine, automated RNA/DNA extractor, and ultra-low temperature freezers.

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