Negombo Hospital main block evacuated

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The main seven-storey building of the Negombo General Hospital, built in 2000, had been evacuated following a warning by the Moratuwa University found that the building may collapse soon, A media release of the Health Ministry said.

The building, which houses the emergency unit, mental health unit and the OPD along with several other departments, had been cleared.

Patients would be temporarily housed in other buildings at the hospital, it said.

“The OPD will function in another building in the premises but other units will be transferred to hospitals in the vicinity.

At least 15,000 patients were at the building, which was constructed in 2000.  

Health Ministry officials and the researchers of the Moratuwa University, studying the structure of the buildings, warned the building could collapse soon.  

The release said ambulances had been arranged for critical patients to be taken to Gampaha Hospital while staffs have been provided with temporary housing facilities in the vicinity.

“The Health Ministry had also allocated Rs. 7 million to renovate old buildings inside the premises.  Heath Minister Rajitha Senaratnehad instructed Director General Dr. Maheepala Herath of the Health Ministry over the situation,” it said.(DS)

  Comments - 15

  • Waco Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:11 PM

    If it was in North, the Government would have started the re-construction immediately. As this Hospital is in Gampaha District when will they start the construction work for a new building.

    Raspi Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:16 PM

    only 15 years and now its going to collapse? We should publicly execute whoever does things like this.

    Amila Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:34 PM

    There is at lease 0.00000000001 of possibility to happen these type of things. excellent! we took the earliest action.

    Amila Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:37 PM

    Negombo Hospital main block evacuated? nopatients evacuated.

    ANTON Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:53 PM

    NOW THIS HOSPITAL ITSELF IS A PATIENT ..... WE EXPECT TREATMENTS FROM CIVIL ENGINEERS NOT FROM DOCTORS.

    ANTON Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:56 PM

    TOTAL EXPENDITURE OF THIS BUILDING - COMMISSION = LIFESPAN.

    MilkyWay Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:58 PM

    Wait and see, the building will last a few more decades if not demolished.

    MilkyWay Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:04 PM

    The same was said to the CTO building by experts at the State Engineering Corp 45 years ago. The building is fine today.

    C.K.lankaputhra Monday, 01 June 2015 09:48 AM

    Built in 2000, 15 years after colapsing. Unbelievable, Mr. Minister please find out how and why this is happening. Who is at fault?

    Amila Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:11 PM

    15000 patients were at the building. that means!15000 x 50Kg = 7500000N = 750 Ton of load removed. Now this will not collapse. Occupy this for low weight purposes like tea processing (Remove some walls to reduce the weight).

    Amila Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:57 PM

    Since 2009 billions of dollers allocated for north and east projects. This include the construction cost commissions. i appreciate it except commissions. all are human being not like Waco

    mountain Sunday, 31 May 2015 02:40 PM

    Only 15 years age of this mental building. via DM Android App

    sam533 Sunday, 31 May 2015 02:37 PM

    THIS WAS BUILT UNDER FORMER PRESIDENT CHANDRICA WHO IS POINTING FINGER TO OTHERS AS ROBBERS AND NIMAL SIRIPALA AS HEALTH MINISTER. THEY SHOULD RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SUBSTANDARD CONSTRUCTION FOR COMMISSION.

    Raspi Sunday, 31 May 2015 02:50 PM

    Idiot, No one reconstructs buildings that are only 15 years old. Take off your racist glasses and try to see the world differently.

    Veda-mama Monday, 01 June 2015 06:53 AM

    YOU BETTER SEND YOUR BRAINS TO THE DRY-CLEANERS. IT WILL HELP TO CLEAN-UP YOUR RACIST MIND.


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