Plans are afoot to upgrade all hospitals in the Central Province by 2014.
Central Province Health Minister Susil Amaratunge made this disclosure after monitoring the shortcomings of the Bogawantalawa District Hospital in Nuwara Eliya. He said he had already held discussions with the Health Minister of the Central Government to secure doctors and nurses to fill the existing vacancies in the hospitals of the Province. . Mr. Amaratunge assured to find immediate solutions to this issue. However, he referred to the onus of the existing staff to dedicate themselves to providing an efficient service to the public. The Provincail Health Minister appreciated the effors made by the staff to provide a maximum service to the estate fraternity which numbers about 100 thousand within the Bogawantalawa area.