Sri Lanka to open 77 closed hospitals next month

June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Health says doctors will be appointed from next month to 77 hospitals that were closed due to the shortage of doctors.

Earlier reports said that 97 hospitals were closed due to lack of doctors but 20 of them have been already given doctors.

Among the closed hospitals, 46 are situated in the North Central Province and 19 are in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

Ministry of Health sources say that the government hospitals also have a shortage of nurses.

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