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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND INDIGENOUS MEDICAL SERVICES

Sri Lanka

 

On the advice of Hon. Minster of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine, arrangements are being made to perform cataract surgeries after 4.00 pm in government hospitals 2017-12-11

One hundred thousand (100,000) best quality intra ocular lenses (eye lenses) imported and distributed to state hospitals in 2017 and it is estimated that 150,000 lenses are required for 2018 to provide intra ocular lenses free of charge to all patients undergoing cataract surgery in government hospitals.
 
On the advice of Hon. Minster of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine, arrangements are being made to perform cataract surgeries after 4.00 pm in government hospitals, get the services of retired eye surgeons, utilize facilities at Sri Jayawardenepura General Hospital & Neville Fernando Teaching Hospitals as well as private sector facilities to serve the need of patients without having to wait in long waiting lists.