The Government having recognized the importance, has now been able to provide Anaesthetic Machines, ICU Ventilators, Blood gas analyzers, Endoscopes, Operation Theatres and mobile lights for identified hospitals in Sri Lanka.
The objectives of the project are to reduce the Hospital acquired infections, ensure access to modern healthcare equipment so as to provide immediate care to the patients, whilst reducing the recurrent costs and expenditure to the Government. Accordingly, the people in the entire country will be benefitted through this project by enhancing access to quality healthcare facilities.
The Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, the Commercial Counsellor of the Austrian Embassy Dr. Oskar Andesner and a representative from the Erste Bank of Austria signed the agreement in this regard on 23rd May at the Ministry of Finance in Colombo.