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COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - An alarming number of approximately 40 government hospitals across the island have shut down, with an additional 100 on the verge of closure.

The affected hospitals, lacking medical staff, are predominantly located in the Northern Province and the Puttalam and Nuwara Eliya districts.

This was disclosed during a meeting held between Health Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and health officials today (27).

Hence, the Health Minister directed the officials at the Ministry of Health to take swift action to reopen and continue operations in hospitals facing closure. The Minister emphasized the need to reinstate patientcare services promptly.

Moreover, investigations have unveiled that the current closures and impending shutdowns stem from various factors, including doctors leaving for overseas, retiring, undergoing transfers and resigning from their positions.


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  • Ram Monday, 27 November 2023 03:53 PM

    Don't worry, we are going to have few more Medical Schools. Whether they going to be mushroom schools have to be seen after a decade. More small hospitals will be closed

    Bernie Monday, 27 November 2023 04:24 PM

    This is garbage most hospitals in those areas have really bad quality of living facilities most won't want to stay here anyway.

    joshua Monday, 27 November 2023 04:53 PM

    Wait Wait, RW will do something. He is busy with sports Minister matter noa !! Very important matter is that now.

    Grace Monday, 27 November 2023 08:16 PM

    After 2048, all closed hospitals will be reopened. Our healthcare services will be on par with the west. Until then people should put up with the government.

    Sarath Monday, 27 November 2023 09:00 PM

    Sagala is busy with sports Wait till he finishes that.

    Perera Tuesday, 28 November 2023 03:38 AM

    JVP and doctor's union also responsible for the doctor shortage as they didn't allow private medical facilities to function

    Ashad Dole Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:05 AM

    When Private Medical Colleges were to be opened the GMOA and other myopic opportunists made a big hue and cry, today doctors from the same GMOA are leaving our shores in drones and the poor people are suffering these consequences. What a sad state of affairs in our once blessed country.


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