The National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa, which is being constructed with Chinese assistance, will be opened to the public today.
The National Kidney Hospital being built at a cost of 12 billion rupees is a total gift from the government of China. The Chinese Government is sponsoring the entire project following a request made by the former President Maithripala Sirisena.
The 200-bed hospital is equipped with all modern medical equipment to treat kidney disease. A 100-bed dialysis unit has also been established within the hospital. It has an Out Patients Treatment Department with all modern facilities. There are six modern surgical theatres needed for the kidney transplant and an out patients and specialized kidney patients clinic complex. There is also a modern auditorium with a 200 seating capacity and a car park which can accommodate 300 vehicles. There are hostel facilities needed for the hospital staff as well.