Walasmulla hospital begins 24-hour OPD service | Daily News

Walasmulla hospital begins 24-hour OPD service

The Out-Patient Department (OPD) of the Walasmulla Base Hospital will be kept open round-the-clock from March 6, as per the directions of the new hospital director, Dr. G. G. Chamal Sanjeewa.

So far, none of the teaching or general hospitals in the country has an OPD unit serving 24 hours. Thus, this is the first such unit.

Dr. Sanjeewa said he would make outstanding changes in the hospital within the next two months.

He was addressing the gathering after assuming duties on March 6.

With the 24-hour service, the hospital will strive to provide the maximum benefit for the people, he said. This is carried out under a new plan, he added.

In addition, the Hospital Director said he would commence a home-visit medical service in the near future for patients in a serious condition.

He himself would be visiting such patients until more medical officers are attached to the hospital.

Also, a Palliative Centre for serious cancer patients will also be set up in the hospital as per the directions of Dr. Sanjeewa.

‘Kethata Suwaya’ and ‘Dheewara Suwaya’ community health services for farmers and fishermen will also commence in the future, he said.

Dr. Sanjeewa said he would implement these initiatives disregarding any political influence.


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