Regional Health Training Centre (RHTC) - Kadugannawa
|Head of the institution||Dr. A. W. Rajapaksha|
|Tel/Fax||+94 812 571 252|
The RHTC function as a training centre for conducting both basic and in-service training courses / programs. Prior to 1990 only PHMM basic training part II was conducted in Kadugannawa. Later it was upgraded as part of the strengthening of the basic services program in Sri Lanka.
There are two main areas of services supported by the RHTC.
- Basic training of primary health care personnel, namely Public Health Inspectors and Public Health Midwives.
- Basic training for medical, dental and nursing students on community health.
- Coordination of all the Provincial level in-service training for both preventive and curative health staff.
- Provide primary health care services to the public through the field staff.
- This includes maternal and child health care (immunization, ante natal care, post natal care, well women clinic & family planning), environmental health, food sanitation, occupational health, estate health and school health etc. Special effort has been taken to improve the care provided as “model area” to facilitate the learning of all students.
Bio-Medical Engineering Services Unit
|Head of the institution||Dr. R. B. Ekanayake|
|Address||Dutugemunu Mawatha, Watapuluwa|
|Tel/Fax||+94 812 210 616|
The repairing of all medical equipment prior to 2002 was carried out by the Bio- medical Engineering Services unit in Colombo (BES). There are 224 hospitals under the Central Provincial Health Department and it was impossible for the BES to take care of equipment repair and maintenance and large number of serviceable medical equipment were stocked in hospitals unable to be used due to minor repair. Medical equipment needing major repairs in secondary care hospitals were done by the BME unit on urgent requests. The Province did not have proper procedures for purchasing, condemning and maintenance of medical equipment. The Central Province Bio - Medical Engineering Services unit was established in November 2002 with the aim providing better coordinated support services within the Province to do equipment purchasing, maintenance and attend to minor repairs to medical equipment and to maximize the equipment usage time.
Major Functions of BME Unit- Central Province
- Repair of medical, surgical and other equipment in the health institutions within the Central Province
- Provision of reports on equipment and other items to be condemned in health institutions
- Provision of technical guidance on purchasing of new equipment to health institutions.
- Provision of quality reports on newly purchased medical equipment.
- Distribution of newly purchased equipment to health institutions.
- Keeping inventory of medical equipment available at institutions.
- Training health staff on maintenance of medical equipment.