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Batticaloa Teaching Hospital gets new Accident and Trauma Unit

Batticaloa Teaching Hospital Emergency and Accident Project (BEAP), an exemplary humanitarian project by the Government, together with The Foundation Supporting a National Trauma Centre in Sri Lanka, handed over a brand new, fully equipped accident and trauma unit to the people of the Batticaloa District.

The Chief Guest, Minister of Health, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, along with several dignitaries declared open the unit at the premises of the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

Recognizing the fact that emergency healthcare facilities were grossly inadequate for the needs of approximately two million people in the region, BEAP, which is registered as an approved charity with the Government of Australia, helped build the facility at a cost of Rs. 780 million.

The trauma centre comes equipped with a modern emergency reception area, accident evaluation facility, four well-equipped operating theatres, and recovery rooms, comprising 86 beds (male/female), staff and storage facilities.

HNB’s Chief Human Resource Officer /Trustee HNB Sustainability Foundation said, the contribution was a small token of the Bank’s commitment to improving and creating accessibility to proper health-care in the country.

“We are privileged to have played a role in such a visionary and a noble project, one that will leave a lasting legacy not only to the citizens of Batticaloa, but to the healthcare and medical development of the country,” said Chiranthi Cooray, Chief Human Resource Officer/Trustee, HNB Sustainability Foundation.


It has been very negligent of the reporters to have entirely ignored an imminent Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr David Young, who initiated this project, contributed and organised several fund raising events in Australia to build a great hospital for the benefit of the Batticaloa people.