The Sri Lanka Medical Association claims that Sri Lanka can be transformed into a tourist destination for medical treatment.
The Association is of the view that the country has international level hospitals and sufficient human resources to become a hub for medical tourism.
The SLMA held discussions with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday at the President’s Palace in Colombo Fort on ways to develop a strategic program to find solutions to issues affecting the health sector.
During the meeting it has been revealed that a motor accident takes place in the country every 10 minutes and that eight lives are lost daily.
The annual death toll due to motor accidents is over 3,000.
The Sri Lanka Medical Association has indicated that various agencies are adopting numerous measures on road safety and that all such institutions should take policy decisions based on correct data.
Therefore the SLMA has emphasised the importance of establishing a Presidential Task Force to make recommendations on road safety.