Several programmes have been implemented to improve health facilities of rural people under the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. Accordingly steps have been taken to develop many health centres in Puttalama. Developing of many rural health centres in Puttalama has been launched with the aim of improving health facilities of the rural people. Deputy Minister Faizal Cassim visited the area to look into the development activities. The Deputy Minister has instructed to speed up development activities of several health centres including rural hospitals.