He said that people in some areas could not enjoy the benefits of development due to some policies followed by the previous Government.
“The current Government gives attention take the under developed areas towards development by ending the discrimination in sharing of the benefits of the development which occurred throughout a decade,” he said.
The President made these remarks at a ceremony held today to declare open the new Cardiac Unit built in the General Hospital in Polonnaruwa.
The new Cardiac Unit which consists 48 beds, is equipped with modern facilities.
The President also declared open the canteen and the waiting room with modern facilities built at a cost of Rs. 47 million in the hospital. He laid the foundation stone for an Accident Care Unit which is expected to be built at a cost of Rs.465 million.
President Sirisena stated that he would strengthen all District and Divisional Hospitals by providing them the required facilities.
“The Government’s objective is to share the benefits of the development with all provinces in the island and thereby end the era when the people had to come to Colombo for better health services and education,” he said.
He further stated that the Government has paid special attention to human resource development by filling the vacancies from the posts of specialists to the posts in the areas of nursing, supplement and technical.
The General Hospital in Polonnaruwa successfully performed its first kidney transplant operation on February 08. The President extended his appreciation to the team of the specialist doctors and the staff who performed the operation. (Colombo Gazette)