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SLT helps Batti Teaching Hospital

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne handing over the recognition plaque of ‘Super Platinum Sponsor’ for BEAP to SLT Group Chairman, Mr. P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena while Director of the Teaching Hospital - Batticaloa, Dr. M. S. Ibralebbe looks on.
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne handing over the recognition plaque of ‘Super Platinum Sponsor’ for BEAP to SLT Group Chairman, Mr. P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena while Director of the Teaching Hospital - Batticaloa, Dr. M. S. Ibralebbe looks on.

The newly built Emergency and Trauma Unit at the Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa, was opened recently by Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. Sri Lanka Telecom PLC is the Super Platinum Sponsor of this project, having invested USD 300,000 in it.

The Project Batticaloa Emergency and Accident Project (BEAP ) was initiated with the vision of building a fully equipped emergency and trauma unit at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital capable of handling the large number of patients seeking treatment each day. The Teaching Hospital treats approximately 700 patients daily. The existing facilities of the hospital were grossly inadequate to provide care to the 2 million plus population living and seeking medical attention not only in Batticaloa itself but also around the region including Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa as well as Ampara.

Mr. P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena, Chairman of the SLT Group commenting on the opening of the newly built unit, said, “We are honoured to have been a part of this noteworthy cause, the BEAP Project. As the Super Platinum Sponsor of the project, we have invested a large sum but I believe it’s money well spent. We are truly glad to see the fruits of our investment - the envisioned Emergency and Trauma Unit being successfully completed and opened to the public, and the people in the region now being able to receive high quality medical care and treatment at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.” “We thank and appreciate the Foundation Supporting a National Trauma Service in Sri Lanka for their commitment and hard work to see this project through to its completion and we also thank them for giving us this opportunity to be a part of this noble cause,” added Mr. Sirisena. 

 

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