Ashraff Memorial Hospital is a government hospital in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. It is controlled by the central government in Colombo. As of 2010 it had 310 beds.The hospital is sometimes called Kalmunai South Base Hospital or Kalmunai South Hospital.
Ashraff Memorial Hospital is one of the major hospitals in the costal region of Ampara District. It is the mother institution of more then 35 smaller institutions in this region and it is functioning as a referral centre for other peripheral hospitals. This hospital serves to a population about 0.5 millions
HISTORYKalmunakudi Central Dispensary was founded in the 1940s.The dispensary was relocated to Kalmunai in 1988 and converted into a Central Dispensary and a Maternity Home on 1994.The hospital was upgraded to a Peripheral Unit in 1995, District Hospital in 1996 and Base Hospital in 1999.Kalmunai South Base Hospital was renamed Ashraff Memorial Hospital in 2002 in memory of M. H. M. Ashraff, a leading politician from the area.In 2002 the hospital was taken over by the central government in Colombo - it had previously been controlled by the provincial government in Trincomalee.
The hospital is sometimes called Kalmunai South Base Hospital or Kalmunai South Hospital.
Ashraff Memorial Hospital is one of the major hospitals in the costal region of Ampara District. It is the mother institution of more then 35 smaller institutions in this region and it is functioning as a referral centre for other peripheral hospitals. This hospital serves to a population about 0.5 millions. As of 2017 it had 286 beds.
Presently it is functioning as Base Hospital Type A.
Initially there was only one small building housing the central dispensary which was later converted to maternity ward and operating theater. With stage by stage addition of buildings the hospital presently has the following.
Partially completed 4 story OPD & Administration Building complex housing PCU, OPD , Dental unit, ENT Unit OPD dispensaries, OPD Medical laboratory, Public health unit, Administrative offices,Quality Management unit and Auditorium.
3 story ICU & Theater complex housing three major theaters, Intensive Care Unit, Obstetrics ward with labour room,Post natal and anti natal wards
3 story Paediatric complex housing Paediatric ward ,Special Care Baby Unit , Clinic with clinic dispansery , dialysis unit and eye clinic.
3 story Central Sterilization and Supply Division housing Scanning Unit , CSSD, X ray Unit
2 story medical wards
2 story surgical wards
2 story consultant quarters with 4 units
3 story medical officers quarters
2 story house officers’ quarters
2 story kitchen and dining building
The construction of a 6 story A & E complex will be soon
The hospital which was started with one RMO, one Nursing Officer, one dispenser and one labourer, and it is now functioning with the following staff with Medical superintendent
In recognition of the extra ordinary contribution for improvement of heath services, the Director of the hospital received Gold Award in the National Health Excellence Award 2007.
This institution was able to win the first place (Gold Award) in the National Health Excellence Awards competition in the year 2007. This was the first ever competition organized by the ministry of health to evaluate the Quality and Productivity in health care delivery institutions.
ASHRAFF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - KALMUNAI
May – 2007 - Medical Officers Quarters 14 M
March – 2008 - Biochemistry Analyzer 2.99 M
April – 2008 - Heamatology Analyzer 2.996 M
June – 2008 - Extension of Medical Ward 2.5 M
June – 2008 - Completion of Parapet Wall 4.1 M
August – 2008 - Intercom System 2 M
August – 2008 - Peadiatric Ward Complex 80 M