The country’s first fully fledged Animal Hospital has been opened
at the Giritale Wildlife Veterinary Unit. The expenditure incurred on the Hospital was 17 million rupees.
The opening of the Hospital took place under the patronage of Secretary to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla.
The Friends of Elephant Organization of the Netherlands had borne the total expenditure on the construction of the hospital. Its President Rob Pebber joined in the opening ceremony.
A scanning machine, an X-ray machine and a medical laboratory needed to mete out treatment to animals have been installed at the Hospital.