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Thirty-five Seychellois nationals arrived in Sri Lanka at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake yesterday to undergo treatment for several illnesses and health conditions including heart diseases at private hospitals, the government said.

Additional Secretary to the President Admiral (Retd) Jayanath Colombage said the group had arrived in the country following a request of the Government of Seychelles. 

"This will strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries," he said.

He said the patients were brought down in the country after they were subjected to PCR tests in Seychelles.

They will undergo treatment at private hospitals after being directed to a quarantine centre set up at a luxury hotel to undergo 14-day quarantine at their own cost.

Following treatments, the group is scheduled to return to their home country in a Seychellois flight.(DSB)

 

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  • MO77 Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:02 PM

    This is profitable business private hospital can do. Sri Lanka can produce private medical college produce more and more doctors and allow them to work only private hospital in Sri Lanka or abroad. The state university medical graduate must work at public hospital minimum period of 8 years. Because, people pay for their education.

    Adam Speak Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:35 PM

    Sri Lanka must now be in the map of leading healthcare providers in the World.

    BigEars Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:54 PM

    Opening a flood gate?

    BigEars Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:57 PM

    Seychelles, that embassy. Dose it ring a bell? For me it is "Ding Dong".

    Dee Sunday, 24 May 2020 02:40 PM

    They have lots of money. Some is ours.

    Lion Monday, 25 May 2020 05:17 PM

    There is something behind the whole issue.people should know what it is

    Susantha Keragala Monday, 25 May 2020 06:14 PM

    This is a great opportunity to our health services. According to the news, they will be treated at their own cost at private institutes. So, how that affect the government effort. This vital fact was not surfaced at the discussion.

    Ahmed Murshid Idroos Monday, 25 May 2020 07:44 PM

    A similar model can be set to bring international students on a strictly u turn basis to study internationally accredited professional courses conducted by our local private lecturers at private universities Local national UGC listed lecturers should be barred from lecturing A good source of foreign exchange earner in the post pandemic boom

    Pooh Bear Tuesday, 26 May 2020 12:24 PM

    Looks like election campaign funds are arriving


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