S. Asia’s largest maternity hospital inaugurated in Sri Lanka…

March 28, 2024  

 

The “German-Sri Lanka Friendship New Women’s Hospital” in Karapitiya Galle, hailed as the largest maternity hospital in South Asia, was inaugurated on Wednesday (March 27). The six-storey hospital boasts 640 beds, 6 operating theatres, emergency treatment units, intensive care units, laboratories, infant intensive care units, special paediatric units, and state-of-the-art medical facilities. Additionally, it features a water purification and recycling unit.

The German government has contributed EUR 25 million (LKR 3570 million) to this project, in addition to providing medical equipment.

Initially, 800 perches were allocated for the hospital’s construction, but later, two additional plots of land were acquired, increasing the total area of the hospital to nearly one thousand perches.

Former Chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, made this significant donation towards the construction of a new maternity hospital in Sri Lanka. This gesture came after witnessing the devastation caused by the tsunami to Mahmodara Hospital Galle, the largest maternity hospital in the southern province, during his vacation in December 2004 at a tourist hotel in Talpe, Habaraduwa.


Source: PMD

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