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* Health Ministry of Sri Lanka has not utilized money allocated for modern equipment - Minister
Fri, Aug 22, 2014, 11:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena said today that the officials of Health Ministry had not utilized the funds allocated from the budget to purchase modern equipment.

The Minister, pointing out that the government had allocated Rs. 3.8 billion for purchasing equipment for the government hospitals, lamented that at least Rs. one billion had not been spent for purchasing so far although this is the eighth month of the year.

The Minister expressed these views at a ceremony held in the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle today to lay foundation for a new building to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.432 billion.

The Minister laid foundation this morning for the new building that will house kidney disease and cancer treatment units equipped with state-of-the art facilities. The construction will be completed within 18 months.

The budget allocations which have not used within the year are sent back to the Treasury.

Trade unions and civil society demand increasing the allocations for health but the officials fail to utilize the allocated funds.

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