New Admin building of National Eye Hospital opened | Daily News

New Admin building of National Eye Hospital opened

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne opens the New Admin building of the National Eye Hospital while Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Deputy Minister Faizal Cassim and the Hospital Director Dr. Lionel Muhandiramge look on.
Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne opens the New Admin building of the National Eye Hospital while Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Deputy Minister Faizal Cassim and the Hospital Director Dr. Lionel Muhandira

National Eye Hospital development project has been launched and it is expected to complete all development work by 2020, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

Addressing the gathering after opening the New Admin Building constructed at the National Eye hospital in Colombo recently, he said that the programme of providing free eye lenses for the patients who undergo eye surgeries at state hospitals immensely help needy eye patients. “It is admirable, the efforts made by Consultant Eye Surgeons to provide free eye lenses”, Dr. Senaratne said.

Minister Senaratne said that a lot of problems were created when the Health Ministry commenced providing 48 drugs at low prices but a large number of people received benefits from the programme. Some tried to sabotage the programme. Late Prof. Senaka Bibile faced the same challenges. “The prices of many other drugs will be reduced soon. The duty of doctors is serving the people who provided public funds for them to study medicine under free education. The Vision 2020 programme is now functioning under the National Eye Hospital”, Dr. Senaratne said.


 

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