Dutch fund Jaffna hospital renovation

[TamilNet, Sunday, 06 September 1998, 19:39 GMT]
The Government of Netherlands has agreed this week to spend Rs. 30 million (Sri Lankan) to renovate the Jaffna hospital, said medical sources in Jaffna today.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will implement the renovation and training project that the Netherlands Government is funding, the sources said.

The UNDP finalised details of the project implementation with the Sri Lanka Health Ministry last week in Colombo. The Jaffna hospital, one of the largest provincial hospitals in the island, has functioned in the midst of war since 1985. Many parts of the hospital were either damaged in the fighting or were in disrepair. There is a severe shortage of staff and equipment. Most wards and the doctors' quarters are damaged.

The SL government did little, after it brought Jaffna under its control, in the way of major repairs on the hospital, the sources said.

The Dutch grant will help put the hospital on its former footing, the sources added. The staff training and new equipment promised under the project will be especially useful they said. The Dutch Ambassador to Sri Lanka visited the Jaffna hospital two months ago in connection with the project.

The UNDP is expected to begin work soon as most of the red tape has been cleared said hospital sources today.

 

Latest 15 Reports
20.06.18 11:52  
Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North
19.06.18 18:33   Photo
SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa
18.06.18 23:05  
Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen
17.06.18 23:51   Photo
SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna
16.06.18 20:31  
US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee
15.06.18 21:07   Photo
Swiss ruling, a precedent-setting victory for Right of Self-Determination oriented freedom fighters
14.06.18 20:03  
Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared
13.06.18 22:37   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala military-led industrialisation of KKS exploiting geopolitics
12.06.18 19:49   Photo
Mannaar mass grave could be from early 1990s, shocking details emerge
11.06.18 14:38  
Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands
10.06.18 19:14  
Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee
09.06.18 19:04  
SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village
08.06.18 18:17  
131 Sinhala Buddhist installations crop up in North after 2009: NPC
07.06.18 13:56   Photo
Encroaching Sinhala monk receives official recognition from SL Archaeology Department
06.06.18 18:13  
Occupying SL military forged land documents with fake signatures: landowners
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1988