The Hatton Dickoya Base Hospital, which was built on a Rs. 1,200 million fund from the Indian government, vested with the public by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today (12).
The three-story hospital building comprises a 150-bed ward complex, Medical Equipment Unit, Out Patient Department, Specialist Center, Intensive Care Unit, Maternity Ward, Emergency Treatment Unit, Labour Room and two Operation Theatres.
Additionally, a Blood Bank, Fire Fighting Equipments and two official residential buildings complex and other facilities required for a Base Hospital included.
The newly constructed building complex vested in the public by the Indian Prime Minister at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.
President Sirisena addressing the public meeting held in Norwood playground in Hatton, stated that the government has accepted that the problems of all communities; Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim should be solved in social justice.
He added that the government is committed to strengthen the reconciliation through building of national unity. “The objective of the current government is to take the motherland forward as a strong country in world, through this reconciliation”, he said.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed this meeting.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Rajitha Senarathne, Arjuna Ranatunga, P. Digambaram, Mano Ganesan, State Minister P. Radhakrishnan and the former Minister Arumugam Thondaman were among those participated in this event.