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OPDs in Government Hospitals to remain open round the clock

Oct 24, 2010 12:29:45 PM - itnnews.lk

The President has advised the Health Secretary to integrate a system to keep all Out Patient Departments in National Hospitals open round the clock.

Large numbers of patients visit the Out Patient Departments on a daily basis. The President has advised the Health Secretary to facilitate necessary treatments, advice and medical tests while easing the congestion. The Government Information Department said that the President has directed to inform the hospital authorities to keep the OPDs open to provide urgent medical treatment for contagious diseases and other illnesses. The government believes that this would promote the health condition of the people.