Constructions work on the Anuradhapura Methsiri Sevana has being accelerated on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.
The Methsiri Sewana will provide accommodation, food, intensive care and recreation facilities to CKDu patients from low income group families who visit the Anuradhapura Kidney Diseases and Research Institute to undergo dialysis treatment and kidney transplanting opperations. The Presidential Task Force for the Prevention of Kidney Ailments, sponsors the project at a cost of Rs. 310 million on the instructions of the President.
The Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air Force provide manpower to construct it under the supervision of Major Mahendra and Captain Fernando of the Sri Lanka Army Corps of Engineering Service 2nd Engineering Service Regiment at Pandulagama, Anuradhapura.
The Civil Engineering Consultancy and procurement of materials to construct the project are executed and coordinated by the North Central Provincial Council.
Provincial Chief Secretary H.M.P. Bandara said construction would be completed in July.
“Eighty beds have been reserved to accommodate CKDu patients. Information Technology, Communication, Library and Laboratory facilities are provided for researchers on the prevention of kidney diseases in the NCP. They will be provided with accommodation facilities as well.
The Methsiri Sevana is within close proximity to the Anuradhapura Kidney Hospital at Harischandra Mawatha.
The Province has nearly 1,000 CKDu patients. Of them, 19,000 undergo regular dialysis treatment.