Ministry of Health to introduce E- Health cards

Ministry of Health to introduce E- Health cards

Ministry of Health to introduce E- Health cards

Written by Staff Writer

13 Jan, 2019 | 3:13 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The government is due to issue E-Health cards to the general public from next month.

The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha Senarathne said that the first phase of the E-Health card distribution will commence from the Bandaragama district hospital.

The E-Health card is due to be distributed among the public within a period of six months.

The card which contains the complete health condition of a particular patient will allow doctors from anywhere in the country to expedite the required treatment.

The Minister further noted that almost 500 hospitals have been computerized at present.

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