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Sri Lanka approves proposal to establish paying wards at government hospitals

Sri Lanka approves proposal to establish paying wards at government hospitals

The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved a proposal to establish paying wards at government hospitals throughout the country, which would be open to both

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The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved a proposal to establish paying wards at government hospitals throughout the country, which would be open to both Sri Lankans and foreigners. This proposal was previously submitted by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in the 2023 budget, and was approved by the Parliament. The government stated that while the public currently receive treatment through state-provided insurance schemes, some individuals are willing to pay for various health services provided at state hospitals. The Ministry of Health submitted the proposal to establish paying wards, and it was subsequently approved by the Cabinet.

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