In light of the worsening health crisis, the GoSL is gearing to ramp up essential health facilities in Sri Lanka. In support of this the Sri Lanka Navy is currently working to complete some projects in the Gampaha district.
Key among them is the amenity expansion of an Intermediate Care Centre for COVID-19 in Gampaha as well as Wathupitiwala, Gampaha and Minuwangoda Hospitals .
Progress on these projects was reviewed yesterday (15), by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne. The project is being carried out under the guidance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Secretary of Defence, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne.
The Navy is engaged in infrastructure development at a factory in Werellawatta, in Gampaha to make room for 1000 beds, and accommodate care facilities for Covid-19 patients. The factory will be converted into an Intermediate Care Centre for COVID-19, and later be expanded to include 2000 beds.
Meanwhile, the Commander of the Navy, supported by hospital staff, looked into the progress of the new ward complex being built by the Navy for COVID-19 treatment at the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital.
Furthermore, the Navy is upscaling the infrastructure of 3 ward complexes at the Gampaha General Hospital, to treat COVID-19 infected patients. This ward complex will function as a 50-bed treatment unit.
The Commander of the Navy monitored the recently completed ward complexes, along with the Director and Deputy Director of Gampaha Hospital, Dr. PBK Ileperuma and Dr. GWP and instructed that all constructions be completed as soon as possible.