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Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena who had taken steps to charge fees at state hospitals for injuries sustained as a result of drunken behavior or drunk driving is now suggesting charging for the medical treatment of those attempting to commit suicide.

He made this suggestion while Addressing a ceremony held in connection with the opening of a dispensary at Borella- south constructed by the Colombo Municipal Council.

Meanwhile the Government has decided to go ahead with the decision to charge fees from those  who are treated at state hospitals for injuries sustained as a result of drunken behavior or drunk driving.

Minister Sirisena said that they will be charged a medical expense of Rs. 2,000 on the recommendation of the doctors from February 1st.  (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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  • Bernard Wednesday, 26 January 2011 03:40 AM

    Good move and better be for every one.

    Bishi Wednesday, 26 January 2011 04:54 AM

    good move!!

    Villager Sunday, 13 February 2011 02:50 AM

    Brilliant comment, Fairose!

    shehan jayawardene Wednesday, 26 January 2011 06:45 AM

    This is what is called "The Height of Idiocy."

    PRANANDU Wednesday, 26 January 2011 06:50 AM

    POOR SIRISENA DOING HIS BEST TO PLEASE HIS BOSS.

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 26 January 2011 06:49 AM

    Stop treating overfedly sick politicoes (harshly).

    nihal Wednesday, 26 January 2011 06:52 AM

    Very good decision. Not only accedent please charge for illness due to Drugs, Smoking, Alcohole etc also. Don't waste public funds for all these idiots

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 26 January 2011 06:59 AM

    Isn there a word called "CURRUPTARD"; if so medical institutions are out of bounds for such worthies abound in the house by the Diyawanna.

    Patriot Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:04 AM

    @Zawa: they won't stop manufacturing. cos the leading manufacturers are friends of govt.

    R.Dias Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:02 AM

    Before the implementation of this rule the Minister should ensure that all the Alcoholics and Drunkards are exempted from all the Govt Taxes. Aiyo Sirisena Oyata Pissu.

    Fairose Wednesday, 26 January 2011 07:33 AM

    How do you charge someone who had tried to commit suicide unable survive with the escalating cost of living.

    lakmal Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:19 AM

    Next charge STD patients... then pregnant mothers... all because their conditions are self inflicted

    pandula Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:32 AM

    First you should say to us how many percent of Sri Lankans are drinking daily or weekly.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:36 AM

    His imagination seems to be running riot! What next ? Charge those who give birth out of wedlock?

    spark Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:41 AM

    When a person loses self confidence to meet expectations, an uncontrollable situation may lead to a person attempting suicide which is a very momentary phase that can happen to any human being. The Minister is judging all humans to what he and his family are living and enjoying. Aiyo Sirisena, this is what happens when coconut pluckers move into parliament.

    zawa Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:52 AM

    Why charge? Stop manufacturing!!

    chk Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:49 AM

    Hope drunkards won't commit suicide after this news :)

    Cobra Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:55 AM

    I'd like to see what happens to political brats who sustain injuries due to night club brawls they engage in or for that matter their victims who may also have had a tot or two! When donkeys rule the world it really goes mad!!!!

    Cobra Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:57 AM

    But then again, political brats are not taken to state hospitals, are they? If the state is really concerned about people drinking and getting sick why doesn't it ban liquor altogether(foregoing the massive revenue it earns.) while it is in the 'banning everything on sight' mood???


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