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The Premier points out, the government has provided a number of facilities for the nursing sector, including establishing a separate faculty for training nurses.

The Nightingale Commemoration Ceremony to mark International Nurses Day was held at Temple Trees today. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were the chief guests. Speaking at the occasion the Premier pointed out, the government has provided a number of facilities for the nursing sector, including establishing a separate faculty for training nurses. 25,000 million rupees has been allocated for the Health Service this year. The Premier added, with the mediation of the Health Minister an equal amount has been obtained as foreign aid and loans, to develop the health sector. He pointed out, as a result of the Educational Colleges implemented in Kuliyapitiya, Ratnapura and Moratuwa, the hospitals around these areas will see further developments.
Joining in the ceremony, Minister of Health: Dr. Rajitha Senarathne said, we need to come out of the mentality of perceiving every problem in an ethnic, religious and caste based angle. He pointed out, the nursing service is a good example for us to learn from. President of the Government Nursing Officers Association: Saman Ratnapriya disclosed, it will be possible to recruit 2,000 nurses to the service, soon.