Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* State hospitals of Sri Lanka to issue bills to patients to raise awareness in healthcare costs
Fri, Nov 9, 2012, 12:22 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena says the government hospitals from next year will issue a bill of expenses for the free treatment the patients receive at the time of their discharge.

The patients visiting the Outdoor Patients' Department will also be issued a bill stating the expenses but no charge is levied.

The Minister stressed that this is not a move to destroy free healthcare but to educate the public and the hospital staff regarding the expenses born by the government for healthcare of the people in view of strengthening the healthcare.

The Minister said the government is spending Rs. 110 billion of local funds for healthcare this year.

The Health Ministry is receiving foreign donations worth around Rs. nine billion this year, the Minister says.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Minister suggests increasing retirement age to 65
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition suggests joint Indo-Lanka naval patrols to prevent fishermen poaching
-- [5 hours ago]
EU welcomes Sri Lanka's stance on moratorium on the Death Penalty
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka improves ranking in CPJ's Global Impunity Index
-- [6 hours ago]
Constitutional Council nominates members to four independent commissions
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliament to debate UNHRC resolution on Oct 20, 21
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appoints parliamentary committee to inquire Central Bank activities during previous regime
Resolution on Sri Lanka is a key U.S. outcome at the UN Human Rights Council 30th Session
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission hears arrested student's complaint
Sri Lanka's JVP parliamentarian elected to a post in global anti-corruption organization

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.