NITF to build hospitals
National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) is planning to build three
national hospitals in Ampara, Badulla and Jaffna with an investment of
around Rs 600 million. In addition NITF has submitted suggestions to
build another national hospital within Colombo city limits.
NITF Chairman Senaka D Abeygoonasekera said an MoU pertaining to the
hospital projects will be signed between NITF and the Health Ministry
next month. All three national hospitals to be built shortly will
consist paying wards.
State Engineering Corporation will undertake the construction of
three hospitals. The Government will be providing the land. Maintenance
of these hospitals will be handed over to the Health Ministry.
"NITF is also providing Rs 90 million per month to government
servants for their medical needs. Many government servants are
interested in obtaining medical facilities from private hospitals.
Through these paying wards we expect to cater to the needs of government
servants," Abeygoonasekera said.