Cancer treatment facility to be built with Naval assistance
[July 16 2019]
A new Cancer Treatment Centre is to be built at the
Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle with labour expertise of the Sri
Lanka Navy. According to Navy media, the foundation laying ceremony of
the proposed Palliative Care Centre was held on Monday (15 July).
The new medical facility is to be built with financial
provisions provided by the Sri Lanka Cancer Association and donors with
the Sri Lanka Navy providing its expertise and labour. Once complete the
new medical facility will provide care for cancer patients from around
Members of the Maha Sangha, District Secretary for
Galle, Mr. Somarathna Vidanapathirana, Commander, Southern Naval Area
Rear Admiral Kassapa Paul, Director, Karapitiya Teaching Hospital Dr. G.
Wijesooriya, senior state officials, representatives of the Sri Lanka
Cancer Association and members of the hospital staff were present at
foundation laying ceremony, yesterday.