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Suwa Sariya Ambulance Service in the North

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By ITN News Editor July 22, 2018 19:24

Suwa Sariya Ambulance Service in the North

The 1990 Suwa Sariya Ambulance Service was introduced to the country amidst criticism from some politicians as well as doctors. But the success of the project has won the praise of everyone by now. Taking another step, the government introduced 1990 Suwa Sariya Ambulance service to the North yesterday. It was done under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The ambulance service which is free of charge and with emergency treatment is scheduled to be made an island wide service end of this year. The Suwa Sariya Ambulance service was launched two years ago by utilizing 7.75 million dollars of aid given by the Indian government. It was launched in Southern and Western provinces. Taking into consideration the success of the first phase the Indian Government granted 15.2 million dollars to make the service available island wide. In the first phase, 88 Ambulances were deployed in Southern and Western provinces. Another 208 ambulances will be added to broaden the service. Accordingly 297 ambulances will be in operation in the country. The staff of the Suwa Sariya service will be increased up to 1,998. Expressing his views during a function in Jaffna Indian High Commissioner Tharanjit Singh Sandu said that the Indian government hopes to work in cooperation with the Sri Lankan goverenement in future as well. Prime Minister Ranil Wickreamsingh said that Sri Lanka has a free of charge hospital system and now a free of charge ambulance service as well. Indian Prime Minister Narendr Modi addressed the function with satellite technology. Thereafter the first two Ambulances of the second phase of 1990 Suwa Sariya service were add to the service under the patronage of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mody and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasingh. Another two ambulances were added to the service under the patronage of Indian High Commissioner Tharanjith Singh Sandu and State Minister Doctor Harsh de Silva.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 22, 2018 19:24