National Hospital celebrates its 150th B’day tomorrow

The National Hospital of Sri Lanka, the largest of its kind in South Asia will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on March 18.

NHSL Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that the NHSL was equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities and had about 3,500 doctors with 3,500 beds capacity.

He said there were about 7,500 employees at the NHSL which treated as many as 700 patients a day at its OPD alone and about two million patients were treated annually. Around 80,000 minor and major surgeries were performed there annually.

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