The Chinese Government donated eight Chronic Kidney Disease screening vehicles worth LKR 660 million to the Sri Lankan government to screen for the disease in Trincomalee, Amparai, Vavuniya and other parts of the island.
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo said, "Sri Lankan people especially in the rural area are suffering in relation to CKD, known as the “silent killer”, as patients live with the disease for years before showing symptoms. Early screening and detection will spare the patients with limited healthcare access from pain."
The Embassy further tweeted, "the 8 screening vehicles is part of China-Sri Lanka joint effort to change the CKDs status quo in Sri Lanka, following the China-Sri Lanka Friendship and National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa for treatment, and the Joint Research & Demonstration Center for Water Technology in Kandy to find the cause. Personnel training and equipment examining have been an important part of the donation, before the 8 mobile labs enter commissioning."
Each CKD screening vehicle is fully equipped with refrigerators, analyzers, an Ultrasound Diagnostic Scanning System and centrifuges, amongst other technology.
Today, 8 state-of-the-art CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) Screening Vehicles (mobile labs) worth LKR 660 million donated by #China entered commissioning in 8 CKDu affected areas, i.e. Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Ampara, Kurunagala, Matale, Badulla.
— Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka (@ChinaEmbSL) September 26, 2022