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Critical Cardiac Unit Outage at Kandy National Hospital Leaves 8,000 Patients in Limbo

February 12, Colombo (LNW): Chanaka Dharmawickrama, Co-Convener of the Health Trade Union Alliance, disclosed that one of the two cardiac catheterization units at Kandy National Hospital is currently inactive, placing a significant burden on 8,000 heart patients awaiting treatment.

Dharmawickrama also highlighted a widespread issue of diagnostic machines being non-operational in hospitals across the island.

Responding to inquiries, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Health, Dr. G. Wijesuriya, assured that many of the malfunctioning machines have been repaired, with ongoing efforts to restore the remaining units.

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