President Maithripala Sirisena made an urgent observation tour to Negombo District Hospital today (June 28).
He inspected the activities of the hospital and held a special discussion with the specialist doctor who is in charge of the special dengue treatment unit.
The President, who witnessed the congestion in the dengue ward complex, directed the officials to take quick actions to expand required facilities.
He also inspected the other development activities in the hospital and directed the Health Minister to provide required facilities. The President said he would directly interfere into the activities performed by other provincial institutes in addition to the Health Ministry to expedite those activities.
The President visited the ward complex of dengue patients and also talked to the patients.
Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathne and the State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle also joined the President in this observation tour.