Foundation laid for Chavakachcheri children medical unit

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 October 2005, 07:56 GMT]
Mr.Kyagama, Director of the Foundation for International Development Relief (FIDR) and Mr.K.Ganesh, Jaffna's Government Agent Saturday laid the foundation stone for children medical unit in the Chavakachcheri hospital. The unit is to be constructed at a cost 2 million rupees funded by the FIDR based in Japan, health department sources said.

Chava children medical unit
Foundation laid for Chavakachcheri children medical unit
Chava children medical unit
A section of participants attending the foundation ceremony
Dr.E Ketheeswaran, Provincial Director of Health Services and representatives of Thenmaradchchi civil groups consortium were present at the event.

The Chavakachcheri district government hospital was destroyed in air and artillery attack in the middle of 2000 in the military operation launched by the Sri Lanka Army against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The hospital started functioning in temporary structures after the signing of the ceasefire Agreement.

Mr.K.Ganesh, Jaffna Government Agent, speaking at the event said the reconstruction of the hospital with outdoor patient department (OPD) and the water supply will begin with the financial allocation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded North East Community Restoration Development (NECORD) project, at an estimated cost of 75 million rupees.

He said tenders have been called to entrust the construction work.

 

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