High quality radiation therapy equipment to be provided to Rathnapura, Badulla, Hambanthota, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala hospitals

The Cabinet of Ministers, taking into consideration the proposals presented by the Minister of Health, has approved to upgrade linear accelerators supplied to the Kandy National Hospital, Karapitiya National Hospital and Batticaloa Teaching Hospital supplied under the first phase and to supply modern high quality radiation therapy equipment to the 05 hospitals Rathnapura, Badulla, Hambanthota, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala under the second phase on a priority basis within the medium term budget framework of 2024- 2026

An agreement was entered into between the Electa Company in United Kingdom and the Ministry of Health in the year 2013 to supply 14 linear accelerators used for cancer care services under 2 phases. Accordingly, the first stage of the project has been implemented and the second stage is to be implemented. Most of standardized the important components utilized for the modern cancer care treatments were not included within the specifications of the original agreement signed in year 2013, a proposal has been submitted by the Sri Lanka Oncologist to procure advanced machines.

 

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