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The President says many fruitful measures taken for people’s benefit.

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the government's policy is to strengthen the health service aiming a healthy nation. He said the government allocated more budgetary allocations this year compared with the previous years. President Sirisena said accordingly, 260 billion rupees has been allocated for the health sector this year. The President made these comments after commissioning a newly constructed fully equipped six storied clinical ward complex at the Warakapola Base Hospital yesterday. 
The new clinical ward complex consisting of three theatres, an ICU and a labour room along with 315 beds has been constructed at 1,103.7 million rupees allocated jointly by JICA and the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council. 
President Sirisena said the new hospital is one of the four fully equipped hospital projects carried out in the country with financial assistance from JICA. The service at this hospital, situated close to the Colombo – Kandy, will not be limited to the Kegalle district. When considering its geographical situation, it serves the entire country, he said.
The President noted that even if the government takes measures to improve physical resources in hospitals, it is up to the medical and other staff to provide a quality medical service. President Sirisena said he faced much difficulty when strengthening and establishing good governance.  He added that the government’s aim is to create a peaceful and strong country in which anyone can live happily and peacefully.