Expectant mothers who use the services of the University Obstetric Unit at De Soysa Maternity Hospital for Women in Colombo 8 are expected to benefit from a refurbished maternity ward with state-of-the-art facilities to improve child and maternal health.
The unit, renovated at a cost of sum Rs. 1.6 million, was officially opened by the Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, recently. Other dignitaries who graced the special occasion included Director General of Health Services Dr. Ajith Mendis, Senior Prof. Harsha Senaviratne, Head and Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Hemantha Senanayake, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Prof. Rohan Jayasekara and Director of the De Soysa Hospital Dr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with Amjad Hassan – General Manager of Nolimit, M.H Mohomed Jaufar – Operations Manager of Nolimit, M. Rifandeen – Operations Manager of Nolimit and A.L.M. Akeel, Manager Marketing of Nolimit.
Jaufar informed that the scope of work carried out at the facility was the development of the University Obstetric Unit which includes the Labour Room, Antenatal and Postnatal Wards and the Wash Rooms.
“This unit stands to benefit nearly 5,000 women who use the facility each year,” he said. “Nolimit continues to put resources toward the development of health care in Sri Lanka. This is an example of our effort to ensure that services are in line with the needs of the communities which we serve.”
Nolimit to date has revamped and refurbished many other health care institutions in the country, including Ward 13 of the Maharagama Cancer Hospital, Ward 4 at Kalubowila Teaching Hospital and colour furbishing the Lady Ridgeway Hospital’s Ward 12. Renovation work is now underway at the Negombo Base Hospital’s Ward No. 3.
“We are proud of the work that was done to create a safer, more comfortable atmosphere for the delivery of our future sons and daughters. I thank the staff at the hospital for their support in facilitating the renovation of this unit that is safe and healthy and will meet the needs of our expectant mothers,” added Jaufar.