Sunday, 24 October 2021

University of Kelaniya Donates Rs. 5.5 Million to Base Hospital, Kiribathgoda

University of Kelaniya donated Rs. 5.5 Million to Base Hospital, Kiribathgoda. Renovating the hospital's Covid Care Unit and providing the latest medical equipment are the objectives of this project.

Financial assistance was given by Academic Staff Members of the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies. Further, Alumni Association of Faculty of Science made monetary and health care equipment donations.

Two fully equipped ward complexes were renovated for Covid-19 patients under this project. New wards consist of new beds, medical equipment, technical equipment and communication equipment. Alumni Association of the Faculty of Science has donated equipment with the initiation of Prof. Renuka Attanayake, President, and Prof. Shashikala Rajapakshe, Secretary- Alumni Association of the Faculty of Science under the guidance of the Senior Prof. S.R.D. Kalingamudali, Dean- Faculty of Science.

Senior Lecturer Dr. P. N. D. Fernando, Dean- Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, and Dr. Ruwan Abeysekera, Head- Department of Finance have taken the initiative of inner renovations of the ward complex.

Moreover, certain ongoing constructions can be seen in hospital premises which are for the ease of patients and the rest. Financial assistance for this was given by faculty-wise Academic Staff Members under the guidance and contribution of Prof. M.M. Gunathilake, Dean- Faculty of Social Sciences, and Senior Lecturer Sudath Senarath, Dean- Faculty of Humanities. Ven. Prof. Induragare Dhammaratana Thero has donated Rs. 175,000 to this project. Likewise, renovations in the Base Hospital, Kiribathgoda are well under way.

Coordinating of this project was done by Dr. Chinthaka Rathnayake, Chief Medical Officer- Medical Centre, University of Kelaniya. Dr. Darshana Prageeth, Medical Superintendent, Dr. Uditha Herath, Coordinator of Covid, and other Staff Members of the Base Hospital, Kiribathgoda supported in achieving this.

Base Hospital, Kiribathgoda is located nearby the University of Kelaniya. Therefore, it massively contributes for the well-being of undergraduates and the academic-nonacademic staff members of the university who are numbered around 13000 and 2000 respectively.

Moreover, development of this hospital greatly affects the lives of the residents of Kiribathgoda and areas around. Therefore, this project by University of Kelaniya can be interpreted as a noble act towards national responsibility and welfare.

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