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Bone Marrow Transplant Centre for Kandy Teaching Hospital

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Cabinet of Ministers has given its approval to construct a Bone Marrow Transplant Centre at Teaching Hospital in Kandy for Thalassaemia patients.

According to the sources, currently there are about 3,500 Thalassaemia patients and 500,000 vectors in the country. It is identified that establishment of such unit is necessary as many of Thalassaemia patients are in Kurunegala, Colombo, Gampaha, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Ampara and Kandy Districts.

The proposal to award the above contract to Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, and Central Engineering Services Private Limited at a cost of Rs. 856.9 million was presented to the cabinet by the Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senarathne.

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