Renovation and Refurbishment of Ampan Hospital in Jaffna, Sri Lanka






CHA is initiating a project in Jaffna to renovate and reconstruct the Ampan divisional hospital which was abandoned for last twenty years. This is located in Maruthankeni DS division in Jaffna district. In October 2010, the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition of Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of understanding with MERCY Malaysia in partnership with the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, to take part in the renovation and refurbishment of Ampan Hospital in Jaffna. Ampan is one of the resettlement areas. Ampan is vulnerable as it facing the open sea and was affectedly the Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka in 2004.

The design had been consulted and agreed in a meeting with relevant parties; the Regional Directorate of Health Services, the Department of Buildings and the appointed contractor to provide Strong Health Centers which will provide long term impact to the health facility of the affected community.

17 Million LKR worth of this project is funded by MERCY Malaysia. Reconstruction was started in November 2010 and it is expected to complete by May 2011. Quality supervision is being ensured by the appointed technical monitoring committee which represented by the officials from ministry of health, MERCY Malaysia and CHA. Over 45% of the tasks are achieved until March. Needed furniture and equipments will be provided for this hospital during the handing over to the Ministry of Health