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NFTH to be handed over to Govt. on Monday

14 July 2017 03:55 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) will be handed over to the government on Monday, Dr. Neville Fernando said yesterday in its official Facebook account.

“The NFTH was built for the use by SAITM using my personnel funds. It will be handed over to the State for the benefit of all. I hope that this gift will help uplift the country’s health service. I’m proud of being able to give a helping hand to my country and to my fellow people,” he said.

The hospital will be acquired by the government with its equipment and the hospital staff.

The NFTH which is one of the largest privately-owned hospital was built at a cost of Rs.3,550 million on 2013.

The Government recently announced that the hospital would be taken over and will function as a state-owned hospital to resolve the SAITM issue. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 6

  • Piyadasa Friday, 14 July 2017 07:19 PM

    Wasn't it a government loan that funded the hospital?Who are you trying to fool?

    ranmala Friday, 14 July 2017 09:24 PM

    Then what happened to the RS.600 m loan given by MR. Who is fooling whom

    chsndrs Friday, 14 July 2017 07:29 PM

    Another burden to public without any benifit. What a country we are living. via DM Android App

    Lahiru Friday, 14 July 2017 08:08 PM

    We not want hospital nationalise saitm and we will stop strike

    Bala Friday, 14 July 2017 08:10 PM

    Also end of fforeign investment in related fields - as required by the MR faction to prevent investments.

    Citizen Friday, 14 July 2017 08:38 PM

    Not many people can do this. To give a multi billion rupee investment as a gift to the country. He is a prime example to all! And example where no matter how old you if you have the will you will always find a way!Salute you sir!


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