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Open OPDs 24 hours

Oct 24, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
In a directive issued yesterday President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Health Ministry Secretary to take measures to open the Out Patient Departments (OPDs) of all State hospitals throughout 24 hours. The objective of this measure is to ease congestion in OPDs of Government hospitals and to facilitate needy treatment, advice and laboratory tests. The President has also instructed the Health Ministry Secretary to expedite OPD services, especially those suffering from infectious diseases. A press release issued by Government Information Director General Prof Ariyaratne Athugala said that this measure will provide a great filip to the development of healthcare and would contribute to the uplift of healthcare standards in the country.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/10/25/news01.asp