Colombo, January 26, 2011
Intend attempting at committing suicide? If you failed, it would be a costly exercise in Sri Lanka.
Health Minister Maithipala Sirisena has proposed to charge a fee for medical treatment at state-run hospitals from such patients while treatment at state hospitals is ordinarily free of charge.
Minister Sirisena disclosed his proposal during an address at declaring open a dispensary at Borella, constructed by the Colombo Municipal Council.
The proposal would come into effect from February 1, the Minister said.