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Sri Lanka s health sector among best worldwide: WHO

Wednesday - April 11, 2018 6:48 pm , Category : HEALTH

Colombo April 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka s health service is one of the best not only in Asia but in the world the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.



Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who visited the country to celebrate the World Health Day on April 7 said the reason Sri Lanka had such a high-quality health service was due to its free availability and the country s political leadership gave a clear guidance to the health service Xinhua news agency reported.

Sri Lanka which was earlier ranked as a low-income country had now emerged as a middle-income nation and under this situation the island s health sector was excellent Tedros said.

"This is a good example even for high-income countries " the WHO official said.

--IANS
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