The Badulla Teaching Hospital is facing a critical situation as its outstanding electricity bill has surged to a staggering Rs. 70 million, according to hospital sources.
As a consequence of this significant arrearage, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) took action on Wednesday by disconnecting power to specific sections within the hospital compound. Among the affected areas were the nurses training center, medical officer quarters, and the nursing dormitory, hospital sources confirmed.
Hospital authorities acknowledged the substantial debt owed to the CEB, highlighting the perilous situation. The outstanding amount of approximately Rs. 70 million poses a serious risk, potentially resulting in a complete loss of power across the hospital premises if the financial obligations are not promptly settled. Immediate attention and resolution are essential to ensure the uninterrupted provision of vital healthcare services at the Badulla Teaching Hospital.