The health development programmes mooted by the Government in Jaffna have earned praise.
The Government has launched many health development projects in Jaffna for an efficient health service. The intention of the Government is to improve facilities of 42 hospitals including the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Many development projects that came to a standstill as a result of LTTE terrorism are now being accelerated. The allocation made for improvements to four base hospitals, 22 regional hospitals and 16 primary medical units runs to millions of rupees. The Jaffna Teaching Hospital is being modernized to face any emergency situation. Eye medical equipment costing 100 million rupees has been purchased. Action has been initiated to put up a new building complex at a cost of 2.9 billion rupees.
The Chavakachcheri Hospital which was ravaged by the LTTE terrorists had been fully developed at a cost of 250 million rupees. As a result of these mega development projects, a massive reawakening in the health sector is witnessed. The Government has earned accolades from the Jaffna civilians as well as health authorities due to these development activities.