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WB support for primary health care development

Sri Lanka has received the largest ever health investment from the World Bank(WB) in a country where a free health service is available, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

Addressing the gathering after launching the five year plan to set up primary health care centres island wide, the Minister said that the World Bank has provided US$ 200 million for Sri Lanka to implement the programme.

The ceremony was held in Colombo recently.

According to Minister Senaratne, this year the World Health Organisation (WHO) will give the certificates to Sri Lanka for eliminating Rubella and HIV transmission from mother to child. Sri Lanka is now working to obtain the certificate for eliminating Measles. The certificate will be received next year.

“Arrangements will be made soon to introduce the ‘Family Doctor’ concept in order to screen the entire population and issue a detailed and complete health report for them. It is planned to establish 60 primary health care centres this year and 150 such centres next year island wide,” Minister Senaratne added.

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World bank provided $200 Million for implement programme in SL - Dr Rajitha (15:10)

Sri Lanka has received the largest ever health  investment done by the World Bank in a country where free health service is available, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.
 
Addressing the gathering after launching the five year plan to set up primary health care centres island wide he said that the world bank has provided 200 million US$ for Sri Lanka to implement the programme. The launching ceremony was held in Colombo recently.  


 

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