Proceedings of day four of the Committee Stage Debate on the second reading of the 2022 Budget was initiated by former President Maithripala Sirisena.
The former President said despite the lapse of four months since the opening of the Polonnaruwa National Kidney Hospital, the largest kidney hospital in South Asia, a Director is yet to be appointed to the hospital.
He said several essential units of the hospital remain closed.
The former President said during the opening of the hospital, the President advised Ministry officials to ensure the hospital is functional with all services within three months.
However former President Sirisena claimed that x-ray rooms, laboratories, the CT scan room, and six operation theatres remain closed to date.