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The Indian aided ambulance service would be commenced from mid this year, Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Harsha de Silva today said.  

Addressing a news conference, he said only four Indians would be given visas to come to Sri Lanka to operate the service and that selected 600 Sri Lankans would be trained in India to handle the paramedic service.

Dr. De Silva said the service would be entirely a Government venture and it would be monitored by a committee headed by the Director General of Health, representatives of the Treasury and other officials of the Health Ministry.

He also said the ambulance service would only be continued if the Sri Lankans want it after one year of contract period of the ambulance service.

“We will review and collect the opinion of the general public through a website, asking the people to comment on the service and then make a decision on it,” he said. (Yohan Perera & Darshana Sanjeewa)


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  • Sri Wickrama Tuesday, 01 March 2016 02:58 PM

    Good news for patients.

    mike Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:08 PM

    end of Srilanka.

    ANTON Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:15 PM

    I THINK THIS IS SPECIALLY FOR POLITICIANS, WHO NEED TO TRAVEL FROM REMAND PRISON TO OTHER HOSPITALS.

    Arnold Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:17 PM

    Better bring down Indian doctors. Most of Sri Lankan doctors specially the ones connected tot he GMOA have become merciless money making machines.

    ANTON Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:20 PM

    HOPE THEIR WIVES DONT USE THESE TO GO SHOPPING.

    Ryan Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:20 PM

    disaster

    nihal Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:22 PM

    My question : why Sri Lankan private sector can not undertake such a micro scale project ?.

    Eng. M.V.R.Perera Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:40 PM

    this may be the start of Federalism

    rosebud Tuesday, 01 March 2016 03:40 PM

    After one year hopefully of efficient service why not privatize Why should govt run ambulance service - set clear policy guidelines and allow private sector to manage it. via DM Android App

    BUSHEL Tuesday, 01 March 2016 06:33 PM

    Privatize govt hospitals too.

    gayan Tuesday, 01 March 2016 09:22 PM

    So much care for india. Why? Our people dont know about ambulances?

    LF Wednesday, 02 March 2016 10:04 AM

    Even a suburban city like Moratuwa do not have a proper Ambulance service and mainly for the poor.


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