June 11, Colombo: A Nursing Faculty affiliated with the Sri Jayewardenepura University will be established at a cost of 200 million rupees, Minister of Health Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajith Senaratne has said.
Minister Senaratne said the foundation stone will be laid for the new faculty at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital premises next month.
The Minister made these remarks at the recent opening of the new clinical complex and cardiology unit of the Kalutara General Hospital built at a cost of 310 million rupees.
According to Minister Senaratne, the new nursing faculty will be established jointly with the Sri Jayewardenepura University for the Co-health and Supplementary Medical Degree.
The unit will aim to create graduates of health services such as nurses meeting the international standards needed for foreign employment.
The Minister also said the government expects to allocate four percent of the GDP for the health service by the year 2020.