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Cabinet approves elevation of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital to National Hospital status

May 23, Colombo (LNW): The Cabinet has approved a proposal to elevate the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital to the status of a National Hospital, announced Cabinet spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardane.

The decision was disclosed during the weekly media briefing on Cabinet decisions.

The Cabinet Paper proposing this significant upgrade was presented by Health Minister Ramesh Pathirana.

Gunawardane highlighted that Karapitiya Teaching Hospital will become the third National Hospital in Sri Lanka, joining the ranks of the National Hospitals in Colombo and Kandy.

He elaborated on the importance of this development, stating that the elevation of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital to National Hospital status is a strategic move to enhance the healthcare infrastructure in the southern region of the country.

This upgrade is expected to provide advanced medical facilities and specialised services, reducing the need for patients in the south to travel to Colombo or Kandy for complex medical treatments.

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