Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya hospitals to be developed
Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya Base Hospitals would be developed,
spending Rs 13 billion, a grant from the Netherlands, Health Minister
Maithripala Sirisena said in Parliament yesterday. He said the grant has
been approved and work would commence this year. He said the ‘Vision
2020’ programme has been receiving foreign grants from various
The Minister was responding to a question raised by UNP MP Sajith
Premadasa. He said Rs 7 billion has been allocated for the development
of the Hambantota Base Hospital and another Rs 6 billion for the
development of the Nuwara Eliya Hospital.
The Minister said an inquiry would be held on the issue of eye
patients being directed to private optsmetrists to obtain spectacles and
contact lenses, by officers of the Hambantota Base Hospital.