President opens 'Methsiri Sevana' , the Kidney Patients Relief
Service, Welfare and Research Centre
[March 22 2019]
President Maithripala Sirisena says due to the broad
programmes launched within the past four years in preventing the kidney
disease there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease.
The President further said that the public services
have been stronger in the last four years, regardless of criticisms. He
also said that those services will be expanded for the benefit of
The President made these remarks after vesting the 'Methsiri
Sevana' , the Kidney Patients Relief Service, Welfare and Research
Centre affiliated to the Anuradhapura General Hospital, today (20). The
Centre was built at a cost of Rs.437 million utilizing the funds of the
National Kidney Fund.
It is a specialty that this Centre was built entirely
out of the funds of the National Kidney Fund and without any funds of
the state. Recently the first Centre of this was opened by the President
At present nearly 17,000 kidney patients have been
identified in the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts and through
this Centre those patients can receive treatment at the same time. This
Centre also provides facilities for kidney transplant surgeries.
After opening the Centre the President made an
observational visit of the Centre.
President Sirisena also registered the first patient
to the 'Methsiri Sevana' , the Kidney Patients Relief Service, Welfare
and Research Centre.
The 601 water purification system established at the
circuit bungalow of the Ministry of Public Administration in Mihinthale.
The President, using the remote satellite technology,
vested the 601 water purification system established at the circuit
bungalow of the Ministry of Public Administration in Mihinthale, with
the public today.
Several programmes, including providing of domestic
water filters to 2000 families of kidney patients, providing of blood
glucose meters to 200 kidney patients and presentation of Blood Pressure
Monitors to the North Central Province Ministry of Health were held
under the President's patronage.
The President also presented awards and certificates
to winners of the competitions held Islandwide among the school children
under the theme 'prevention of kidney disease' . The President also
thanked persons who engaged in the construction of the Kidney Relief and
The National Kidney Trust Fund established by
President Maithripala Sirisena utilizing funds raised for his propaganda
campaign during the period when he contested as the common candidate. It
has become a strong fund with the assistance of local and foreign
donors. Utilizing the finance of the Fund many projects have been
implemented, including the welfare activities of kidney patients,
providing facilities needed for treatments, providing contribution for
the research activities implemented to the prevention of kidney disease
and to provide clean drinking water facilities for vulnerable areas for
Courtesy : president.gov.lk