Government Hospital surgical theatres to function round the clock

Government Hospital surgical theatres to function round the clock

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Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has said that the Government is mulling over a programme of implementing all surgical theatres of Government Hospitals round the clock,
The Health Minister said that Operating theatres in Government Hospital function from 8 am to 4 pm. But in private hospitals these operate 24 hours of the day. The warranty period of surgical equipment in Government as well as Private Hospital is two years. But based on the usage of the equipment of Government Hospitals it is only for one year that the equipment is properly being made use of.
The Minister was addressing the 27th Experts conference of the Eye Surgeon Specialists. The Conference was held in Colombo. Prof. Dan Miliya of the Singaporean Eye Surgical Research Institute and Christopher Goman of Britain attended as Chief Guests. Eye Surgeon specialists Dr. Binara Amarasinghe, Dr. Tissa Senaratne and Vidyajothi Prof. Rohan Jayasekara were feted on the occasion.
Specialist Dr. Maduwanthi Duissanayake, Specialist K.A. Salvin were among those present on the occasion.