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An E-Health Card to be issued to every citizen, by the year 2020.

The Ministry of Health announces, an E-Health Card with an individual identification number will be issued to every Sri Lankan citizen, by the year 2020.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says, the objective of this system is to create a unique individual health report for every citizen and further strengthen the health information management system.

He explained that deaths have resulted in some instances, when doctors have treated unconscious patients, with no knowledge of their health problems. Such adverse incidents can be prevented by the E-Health Card.

When the E-Health Card is scanned all the health information of the patient will be available, making it easy to administer treatment.