Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Health Ministry seeks Rs. 28 billion for implementation of new development projects in 2018
Thu, Aug 10, 2017, 10:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has planned implementing several new development projects in 2018 to improve the health services and facilities.

Sri Lanka's health care has reached a developed state due to investments made by the Government in the health sector for a long time,

By now, approximately 100% of preventive health services, 90% - 95% of residential care services, and 40% - 50% of outpatient health services are provided by the public sector.

Further improvement of health services in the country is needed in order to continue the provision of health services free of charge and to make the general public healthier while maintaining the health indicators in line with the developed countries, the government points out..

Accordingly, the government has planned to optimize allocations of physical and human resources to minimize the congestion at main hospitals, and improve facilities at peripheral hospitals in the country.

The government has also planned to establish pediatric, cancer, surgical, maternity, newborn, oral health, ward complexes and construct laboratories, pharmacies and clinics in rural area hospitals in order to provide specialist services to people in outskirts of main cities.

Accordingly a proposal made by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne to secure Rs. 28 billion in funds to launch and implement several development projects in 2018 received the approval from the Cabinet of Ministers.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Party leaders meeting tomorrow regarding the postponement of Local Government election
-- [3 minutes ago]
Foreign investment in the Sri Lanka Stock Market hits an all-time high in 2017
-- [55 minutes ago]
SLBFE pays Rs. 51 million this year as compensation to migrant workers
-- [2 hours ago]
Colombian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to hold discussions with Indian Premier tomorrow
No need to postpone LG elections, both SLFP and UNP stress
ADB assures to fully support Sri Lanka's infrastructure development plans
SriLankan Airlines and Qantas provide more options to connect with new Melbourne service
Sri Lanka Cricket considering Chandika Hathurusinghe for post of National Head Coach
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 8.8 percent in October 2017

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.