Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says through the 2022 Budget the largest allocation has been made for the Health Ministry.
Speaking to media following an event in Kandy the Health Minister said, Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa informed him that although the Defence and Education Ministries were prioritised in previous years, the Health Ministry will be prioritised in the 2022 Budget.
Minister Rambukwella noted a policy decision was also reached to refrain from constructing new buildings under the Health Ministry next year, and to complete ongoing projects.
He added there are several incomplete projects and completed projects that haven’t received necessary equipment.
The Minister stated if ongoing projects can be completed, it will contribute to good progress.