Posted on 08.10.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The whole six operation theatres of Gampaha general hospitals have been closed down from 7th until further notice due to the failure of the function of air conditions.
As a result of closing down the theaters, 30 surgical operations have been cancelled on 7th. The air condition machines are reportedly more than 20 years old and quite a few times the authority had to close down the theaters like this for the same problem.
The Gampaha district GMOA branch called a media conference to explain the situation and in this media conference, the Chairman of the branch, Professor Aruna Munasingha told that it would be useless to establish normal air condition unites instead of standard central air condition units. Before this, even the surgical operation staff indicated about the possible side effects by fixing cheap air condition machines for the theaters. Eventhough the Provincial secretary and the provincial health secretary visited to the hospital with several officers in order to examine the poor conditions of the hospital, they did not seem to get necessary steps to overcome the poor condition of the Gampaha General hospital.