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    First Lady opens Modernized Psychiatric Ward at LRH Featured

    June 25, 2014

    The modernized Psychiatric ward at the Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital was declared open by First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa on Tuesday (24).

    An old abandoned building at the hospital premises was refurbished to house the new Psychiatric Ward to treat children with behavioral, emotional and psychiatric difficulties.  The total expenditure was borne by the Community Welfare arm of SriLankan Airlines.


    The opening of the Psychiatric ward at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital was a result of an MoU signed between the SriLankan Airlines and the Health Ministry last year.


    A CRRT machine  used for Kidney patients donated by the Access International (Pvt) Ltd. in order to enhance service quality of Lady Ridgeway Hospital, was handed over to the hospital by the First Lady.  Chairman of Access International (Pvt) Ltd. Sumal Perera and Mrs.Perera were present at the occasion.


    Also, the First Lady handed over two respiratory machines donated by Australian Specialist Doctor Alison Kenet to the hospital authorities.


    At the occasion handing over of a new fully equipped ambulance donated by Emirates Airlines  also took place under the patronage of the First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.(KH/SI)



































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