Japan-assisted Galgamuwa Base Hospital complex was reopened under the patronage of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena and Mr. Koji Yagi, Counsellor / Deputy Head of the Mission, Embassy of Japan, at Galgamuwa on the 20th of July 2017.
The Government of Japan provided 3,935 million Japanese Yen (approximately LKR. 5,232 million) through JICA under the project named “Improvement of Basic Social Services Targeting Emerging Regions”. The project aims to provide four secondary hospitals in Sri Lanka with facilities and equipment necessary to implement early detection, treatment and prevention of non-communicable diseases.
Kaluwanchikudi Base Hospital, Warakapola Base Hospital and Theldeniya Base Hospital had been already refurbished recently under this project, while Galgamuwa Base Hospital was the last in line. It is now revamped with a three storied Operation Theatre and Ward Complex, a two storied Out Patient Department (OPD) and Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU), as well as with a new set of bio medical equipment to ensure quality health care for the community of North Western Province.
The Government of Japan hopes that this assistance will be effectively utilized to enhance the welfare of the people, improve their health conditions and facilitate the long term development in Sri Lanka.