The Health Ministry has drawn up plans to set up Sports Medical Units in 25 leading Hospitals in the island.
The Ministry said their intention was to establish these units with effect from the first of next month. It has been decided to set up these units to provide facilities for sportsmen and women to secure treatment without any hindrances. Accordingly they could seek treatment during emergencies. A discussion on the establishment of Sports Medical Units in Hospitals was held between Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena and Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.