Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara,— To ask the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine,—
(a) Will he inform this House —
(i) separately, the number of patients in the waiting lists for surgeries in major government hospitals such as Colombo, Galle, Jaffna, Kandy, Badulla, Anuradhapura and Ampara;
(ii) whether there has been an increase or decrease of the number of such patients during the past 03 years;
(iii) whether he is aware of the recommendation of the report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Health, Human Welfare and Social Empowerment dated 30.11.2017; and
(iv) if so, the measures to be taken in that regard together with relevant time frames?
(b) Will he also inform this House whether the financial provisions required for the ‘Little Heart’ project will be provided from the 2018 budget?
(c) If not, why?