Minister Maithripala Sirisena said that the Hospital Committees should be committed towards making the health service the best in Asia.
The Minister said that he expected the Hospital Committees to work in cooperation with the people, philanthropists, business communities and non-governmental organizations for the development of the hospitals. He said that Sri Lanka has the best health service in South Asia. The next challenge would be to come first in Asia. In this task the members of the Hospital Committees are entrusted with a heavy responsibility.
The Minister expressed this view at the presentation of appointment letter to all members of hospital committees throughout the island. The function was held at the Folk Art Centre in Battaramulla. The Minister pointed out the need to strengthen the free health service by uplifting hospitals and the Hospital Committees working closely with local residents.