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Sri Lanka: Kuwait hospital in Puttalam inaugurated

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The first phase of operations of the 50-bed Kuwait Hospital in Puttalam, a project of the Social Service Department of Sri Lanka Jama'ath e Islami, was launched today, 26th March 2006, with a simple Ceremony. The project is sponsored by Zakat House, Kuwait.

'This is a not-for-profit, self-sustaining institution. It is equipped with almost all the basic facilities of a modern hospital, It would be a great relief for the people of Puttalam and thousands of Internally Displaced people living in and around it' said Dr. Khaleelur Rahman, Medical Director of the Hospital. 'It has Emergency Treatment Unit, Operation Theatre, X-Ray Unit, Ultra Sound Unit, Maternity Care Unit with labour Room, Dental Care Unit, , Male General ward, Female General Ward, Patient Rooms, Medical Laboratory, Pharmacy, Nurses quarters, Doctors Quarters etc.It also has 24-hour OPD and Ambulance Services' he elaborated.

Chairman of the Kuwait Hospital Foundation, Mr.Faisz Musthafa P.C.(Former Chairman of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and former Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London) in his address at the Ceremony shed light on the main features of this Project and thanked all those who were instrumental in completing this Project in a short period of around 18 months.

He also said that it was a great learning experience for him to work with Jama'ath e Islami. He said he was very much impressed by the dedication, teamwork, selflessness and commitment of the Jamaat team he worked with.

Later Mr. Musthafa and former provincial health minister Al Haj Navavi jointly inaugurated the Kuwait Hospital Road Development Project under the Maga Neguma Project of the Government.

'A grand Ceremonial Opening will be held in the later part of April when the hospital will be ready to function in full scale' said M.R.M.Salman, Attorney at Law, the Secretary of the Kuwait Hospital Foundation. 'A cabinet minister of the Government of Kuwait is expected to be the Chief Guest at this Ceremony, Insha Allah' he said.