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Monday, 17 July 2017 - 17:20
Government acquisition of Neville Fernando Hospital takes place with the signing of the agreement
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The signing of the agreement with regard to the  hand over of  Neville Fernando hospital to the government was held this morning, during a ceremony with the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Chairman of Malabe Private Medical School Dr. Neville Fernando and General Manager of Bank of Ceylon D.M. Gunesekera signed the agreement.

Addressing the gathering, minister of Highways and Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella said that the hospital was not taken over by the government but it was donated by Dr. Neville Fernando.

Addressing the gathering , Health Minister Rajitha Senarathna said that Neville Fernando hospital will function in the capacity of a teaching hospital in the near future.

The medical facility has an estimated value of the 3.5 billion rupees and it is equipped with all necessary equipment to upgrade to the level of a teaching hospital.

This hospital will be maintained as an independent body by a special board similar to that of Sri Jayewardenepura hospital.

44 specialists and 70 general physicians are currently serving at the Neville Fernando hospital.

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