Out Patients Departments of all Teaching and General Hospitals will be kept open for treatment until 8 p.m. from the 15th of next month.
The Health Ministry has decided to keep open OPD”s, as instructed by the President until 8.00 p.m. daily, as an initial measure. Accordingly from the 15th of next month OPD’s of all Teaching and General Hospitals in the island will remain open for 12 hours. Sources emanating from the Health Ministry said that the relevant circular has already been issued to Hospital Authorities. A meeting to appraise Hospital Directors and Trade Unions about the move was organized at the Health Ministry at the behest of Minister Mithripala Sirisena. Ministry Secretary Dr. Ravindra Ruberu was present on the occasion.