Opening of the MHCTU-1

The Mental Health Covid Treatment Unit of NIMH was declared open by the Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardene, in the august presence of the Dr. Sunil De Alwis, Additional Secretary – Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe, Deputy Director General – Non Communicable Diseases, Dr. Jayasundara Bandara, Project Director, Sri Lanka Covid 19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project and the NIMH staff. This is a dedicated special treatment unit catering for Covid positive patients with acute psychiatric illnesses; renovation funded by World Bank grants.