Home / Healthcare/ HNB contributes towards a new Accident & Trauma Unit for Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

HNB contributes towards a new Accident & Trauma Unit for Batticaloa Teaching Hospital

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

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

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

Recognising the fact that emergency health-care 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 total 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, two wards comprising 86 beds (male/female) and 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 healthcare in the country. “We are privileged to have played a role in such a visionary and noble project, one that will leave a lasting legacy not only to the citizens of Batticaloa but to the healthcare and medical development of our country,” said HNB’s Chief Human Resource Officer/Trustee HNB Sustainability Foundation Chiranthi Cooray.

“We congratulate Dr. David Young and the Board of Trustees of the fund for their untiring efforts to ensuring the completion of this project,” she added.

“There is a great need for such a facility in the Eastern province which will provide a service that can help save lives and decrease the time taken for recovery,” explained Cooray, who went on to note that the Unit will also provide a wonderful training facility for future generations of doctors.

“HNB is pleased to be associated with positive initiatives which serve to enhance a legacy for future generations,” summed up Cooray.


Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Of love and struggle: The interconnected feminist movements of South Asia

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The last Cat’s Eye column observed all that there is to celebrate in the recent Supreme Court of India’s judgement on Sec. 377, which decriminalised adult consensual same-sex sexual activity in private. We used this ‘magnificent’ decision, wh

Accessibility at buildings and places – Indispensable need to enjoy civil rights

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Have you not yet realised that the chances are now very high that at any stage or any moment in life, for a short time or for a long time, for different reasons, you or your loved ones could experience physical and/or sensory impediments, and fall in

Over-tourism: The new buzz word in tourism

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Periodically the tourism industry is in the habit of coming up with some interesting name to describe a new emerging trend or situation in the industry. Sometimes the phenomena is not new, but has become relevant and topical enough to ‘package’ a

Depreciation of the rupee and Sri Lanka’s dilemma

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The rupee depreciated by Rs. 29 from 2005 to 2014 and the average year-on-year depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee was 2.8% per year. Official foreign reserves increased from $ 2.7 billion to $ 8.2 billion over the same period. In stark contrast, th

Columnists More