14 Suvi Diwi Centres in Galle District lacking facilities

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A report compiled by the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that out of 17 Suvi Diwi Centres located in 20 regional hospitals in the Galle District, 14 are not equipped with blood transfusion facilities or laboratory testing.

The report pointed out that though around 20 patients should be subjected to necessary testing at these Sivi Diwi Centres daily as per a circular issued by the Health Ministry, less than half of the patients receive treatments at these regional hospitals in the Galle District.

According to the NAO the reason for such a scarce numbers is due to lack of a clear awareness programme.

By Kamal Wijehewa – Galle