As a token of appreciation and gratitude towards all citizens in Sri Lanka, Ahmad Tea Limited has donated a State of the Art Cancer Treatment Hospital in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka. In May, the Managing Director of Ahmad Tea Ltd, visited the island of Sri Lanka for the official handover ceremony of the Razavi Medical complex.
The ceremony was held inside the Apeksha Hospital of the Razavi Medical complex in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, and included a speech by Mr Rahim Afshar whereby he expressed his delight of having the opportunity to present the hospital on behalf of Ahmad Tea Ltd to the people of Sri Lanka.
Present at at the ceremony were high ranking officials of the Health Ministry and other government officials, foreign dignitaries, doctors and nurses who work at the hospital and employees of the Ahmad Tea office in Colombo. Religious leaders were also invited to the ceremony. The Minister of Health, Dr Rajitha Senaratne who was representing the people of Sri Lanka during the handover ceremony addressed the gathering after ceremonially opening the Razavi Medical Complex and said that nine more modern hospitals are to be built in Sri Lanka soon. The ceremony drew the attention of the local press partly due to the fact that the Apeksha hospital, which took 3 years to build, is the first cancer treatment hospital in the whole of Sri Lanka.
The Razavi Project is not only a 7 storey medical complex but also associated with smaller projects in line with the overall aim of converting the Apeksha Hospital into an up-to-date medical complex that would cater for facilities such as 373 beds for adult patients, 5 operating theatres, 12 surgical ICU beds, day chemotherapy unit, an emergency treatment unit, indoor and outdoor pharmacies, 19 paying beds, Neutropenic ward for children, laundry and sterilization department, patients canteen on each floor and consultants offices.